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Rocking the Boat: How Dr. Kendra McDow Imbues Public Health with Racial Justice

Rocking the Boat: How Dr. Kendra McDow Imbues Public Health with Racial Justice

Image courtesy of McDow. As I pored over LinkedIn, Twitter, and various healthcare websites in preparation for my interview with Dr. Kendra McDow, a clear portrait of the formidable female data scientist and epidemiologist took shape in my mind. Her

By the Numbers: Women in STEM: What do the statistics reveal about ongoing gender disparities?

By the Numbers: Women in STEM: What do the statistics reveal about ongoing gender disparities?

Art courtesy of Sophia Zhao. Education: “The Leaky Pipeline” By the time students reach middle school, more than twice as many boys as girls intend to work in science or engineering related jobs. (Charlesworth, 2019) 49.2% of women who originally

“This is What a Scientist Looks Like”: How Korie Grayson balances her STEM research with her interests outside of STEM

“This is What a Scientist Looks Like”: How Korie Grayson balances her STEM research with her interests outside of STEM

When COVID-19 caused business across the United States to shut down, many young people found themselves trapped at home with an abundance of free time. Many found solace in TikTok trends like the #WipeItDownChallenge, which involves wiping a mirror and

A Timeline of Firsts: Recognizing brave female pioneers in STEM

A Timeline of Firsts: Recognizing brave female pioneers in STEM

Above is an illustration of Florence Bingham Kinne, courtesy of Sarah Teng. More illustrations are included in the full 93.3 PDF. The Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries brought unforgettable names to the history of science, each attributed

A Timeline of Firsts: Recognizing Brave Pioneers in STEM

A Timeline of Firsts: Recognizing Brave Pioneers in STEM

Illustration courtesy of Mila Colizza. When you think of famous scientists, what comes to mind? Maybe Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, or Isaac Newton — names you were first introduced to in your middle school science class. But where are the

What Is Meant For Us?

What Is Meant For Us?

“To be a woman in STEM” is a phrase we hear so often that it almost becomes white noise. We glance at the surface of this concept and claim to understand the layers inside. To be a woman in STEM,