“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,

The Duality of Sex Differences: Sex Plays a Role in Both COVID-19 Immune Response and the Careers of Women in STEM

The Duality of Sex Differences: Sex Plays a Role in Both COVID-19 Immune Response and the Careers of Women in STEM

Art by Miriam Kopyto. Pandemic Prepared  Scientists, like English teachers, always ask “What?” then “Why?” First observe a pattern—of metaphors in a novel, of a phenomenon in nature—then investigate the reason for it. Months into the coronavirus pandemic, the majority

Earth’s Evolution through Eons: Using the history of argon as a constraint of continental evolution

Earth’s Evolution through Eons: Using the history of argon as a constraint of continental evolution

Art by Noora Said. How can we study crustal development? Scientists have long sought to understand the development of the Earth—in particular, what exactly has allowed it to transform into the only known life-harboring planet? Yale graduate student Meng Guo

Lab Profile: The All-Female Flannery Lab

Lab Profile: The All-Female Flannery Lab

Art by Mila Colizza. The Flannery lab, whose research is focused on the intersection between endocrinology and obstetrics at both the molecular and clinical levels, is special for being an all-female research group. Dr. Clare Flannery was not always planning

How We Got Here and Where We Are Going: Meg Urry’s Insights into the Universe (including Inequality in STEM)

How We Got Here and Where We Are Going: Meg Urry’s Insights into the Universe (including Inequality in STEM)

Art by Catherine Zhang. A few million light years away, a black hole at the center of a galaxy spins at immense speeds, turning matter into light; on the screen in front of us, the scientist who figured that out

Dr. Shara Yurkiewicz: A Doctor Who Writes

Dr. Shara Yurkiewicz: A Doctor Who Writes

Art by Ryan Bose Roy. Shara Yurkiewicz (left) with Stanford co-resident (right) on a hike at El Diablo State Park. Photo courtesy of Shara Yurkiewicz. Dr. Shara Yurkiewicz (MCDB ’09) is a woman of many talents. She received her MD

Graduate Profile: Diondra Dilworth, Building Polymers and Building Community

Graduate Profile: Diondra Dilworth, Building Polymers and Building Community

Art by Anasthasia Shilov. “What really motivates me is being able to spread the joy and the thrill of science,” Diondra Dilworth says. Dilworth is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in chemistry at Yale, researching how ribosomes can act as catalysts.