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'Skip Class Not Concealer', Said No Woman in STEM, Ever.

Benefit Cosmetics is a huge global brand. With their cutesy packaging and high-street presence their target audience covers young girls (and boys) just starting out with makeup, right the way up to mature women (and men) who have used their products for years. 627 more words


Gertrude B. Elion

American biochemist and pharmacologist Gertrude B. Elion helped develop drugs to treat leukemia and prevent kidney transplant rejection. She won a Nobel Prize for medicine in 1988. 370 more words

People In Math And Science

Sexual (Un)selection

Text: Vera E. Congruent~

Another day, another occurrence of sexual harassment.

I am forced now to think about hard truths.

I am an individual (true) who is part of a society (true) and the organization at which I work (true). 1,516 more words


The good, the bad and the ugly of scientific conferences

This post is inspired by two unrelated events and it is a a bit of a rambling. The motivating events are the recent Twitter chatter on sexist remarks and harassment at scientific conferences and my attendance to the BES Macro 2017 meeting (I emphasize that these are… 745 more words

Research Life

Science Economy

A few months ago, South Africa experienced serious water shortages that saw us doing all sorts of things, from praying and performing ancestral rituals. Alas, those calls were answered with serious… 638 more words



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. 168 more words


Women in Science... in a children's book!

PDF:  Sammy Science Discovers Chimpanzees

Sammy Science Discovers Chimpanzees is a multimedia composition for children ages 3 – 7 years old. The purpose of this picture book is to 1) engage readers with a factual introduction to chimpanzee behavior and ecology, 2) provide diverse female characters in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) leadership roles, and 3) entertain. 83 more words