TWO TYPES OF GIRLS

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 […]

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EMPOWERED WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN

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 […]

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U.S. DENIED VISAS FOR AFGHANISTAN’S ALL-GIRL ROBOTICS TEAM. LOOK WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

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 […]

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COLLEGE TECH CLUBS FOR WOMEN

Tech clubs for women are starting to emerge on college campuses. Most notably, at UC Berkeley, FEMTech is a tech club for women of all majors at the university. Andrea Lombard was a media major who had a strong interest in technology; however, she frequently felt unwelcome and isolated in maker spaces and computer labs. […]

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INTERVIEW WITH LANA CLAY

It is a known fact that women are dramatically underrepresented in the field of science; however, some women are making huge strides to institute change. I was fortunately able to conduct an interview with Lana Clay. Clay and her work have greatly inspired me, and I truly believe that every girl should view her hard-work […]

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