I am a member and head of the medical group in FemStem—a club in which high school girls mentor middle school girls and help them pursue their STEM passions. A few weeks ago as I was teaching middle school girls how to suture, I had a sincere awakening. In the moment, I identified two distinctly different […]Read More TWO TYPES OF GIRLS
Feminism is not about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It is about changing the way the world perceives that strength. This begins by empowered women empowering other women. After the recent Women’s March, it is important to continue to advocate for the many reasons why women should be encouraged to pursue STEM. The lack […]Read More EMPOWERED WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN
L’Oréal USA announced the opening of the application period for the 2018 For Women in Science program, a national fellowship that recognizes and rewards women researchers at pivotal stages in their careers for their contributions in STEM, as well as their commitment to mentoring the next generation of women in STEM. Every year L’Oréal USA […]Read More L’ORÉAL USA: FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE PROGRAM
It is extremely difficult to get robotics equipment through customs in Afghanistan; however, this did not stop Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team from working hard and accomplishing their goals. For months, a team of teenage girls had been working to build a ball-sorting robot that will compete in the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition […]Read More U.S. DENIED VISAS FOR AFGHANISTAN’S ALL-GIRL ROBOTICS TEAM. LOOK WHERE THEY ARE NOW.
Today, the world lost a great woman to cancer. Maryam Mirzakhani was a Stanford professor who became the only woman to receive the highest honor in mathematics. Mirzakhani thrived in the study of curved surfaces to the extent that other people in the same field dared not explore. Her work could help advance understanding in […]Read More RIP MARYAM MIRZAKHANI