WOMEN CHANGE THE WORLD. STAY IN STEM.

Today is International Women’s Day. In some countries, this holiday involves women receiving flowers and gifts from all the men in their lives; however, in others, women will protest and demand policy changes–particularly in the nations where women’s rights are newly under threat. For instance, in the United States, women are going on strike in […]

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OPENWATER

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is the founder and CEO of Openwater. Openwater is creating a device that will enable us to see inside our brains or bodies in great detail.  With this comes the promise of new abilities to diagnose and treat disease. It will provide constant monitoring. The implications are broad for detection and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular […]

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BARBARA MCCLINTOCK

Barbara McClintock was born to a family with little money, and grew up in Connecticut and New York. Her interest in science and research was viewed with great skepticism and disapproval, since her family believed that it was more important for her to get married. Despite this, with her father’s support, McClintock began studying at […]

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KATIE HUNT

Katie Hunt is a paleo-oncologist/aracheologist. She, as well as Janet Iwasa, was featured in “Meet 12 Badass Scientists… Who Also Happen to be Women.” At age 22, Hunt was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which caused her to have a deeper curiosity about cancer as an ancient disease. Hunt then proceeded to read ancient texts and […]

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JANET IWASA

Janet Iwasa, a molecular animator, was one of the many women featured in the article “Meet 12 Badass Scientists… Who Also Happen to be Women.” Iwasa created a colorful, interactive, 3-dimentional animation that illustrates a molecule’s actions. This animation has allowed scientists to visualize their hypotheses and convey complex scientific discoveries to all people. In […]

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MARIE MAYNARD DALY

Marie Maynard Daly, a biochemist, was the first African American woman in the United States to earn a PhD in Chemistry, awarded by Columbia University in 1947. Daly made numerous contributions to the world’s current understanding of the metabolism and composition of the cell nucleus. She also developed programs to increase the number of minorities […]

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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Today, Donald Trump signed an anti-abortion executive order that has severe and far-reaching consequences for women’s reproductive health access worldwide. Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, which was first put in place by Ronald Reagan in 1984. It prohibits giving United States funding to international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that […]

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