2017 was the year this website began!
We are a few weeks away from our first year anniversary, but we don’t want to talk about us today. Instead, we wanted to talk about what all of YOU have done for science in the past year! I hopped on twitter and asked you guys, alongside probably my favorite Dexter’s Lab gif of all, and so many of your responded and joined into the conversation! You can see all of the replies here, but here are some of the amazing highlights of what you guys did for science in 2017!
Turned my Twitter into a scicomm/STEM inclusiveness/diversity/science advocacy account, opened up about my own STEM journey for an article on Stories in Science, started my search for Dominican born and raised female scientists like myself, among other things.
— Rose DF (@_Astro_Nerd_) December 11, 2017
Became a mentor to a female undergrad pursuing a degree in STEM! 👩🏼🔬👩🏼🎓👩🏼🏫👩🏼💼👩🏼💻👩🏼⚕️
— Caroline Wallace (@carojkwallace) December 11, 2017
Started our initiative to bring more women STEM stories forward!! 🙂 Real Women with Extraordinary STEM stories! 😊
— Her STEM Story (@herstemstory) December 10, 2017
I was accepted onto the committees for 2 national strategic funding initiatives. Initiated government policy review for veterans, supported female scientists and fellow staff members in RHD programs, talked at int’nl #womeninscience meeting, probably other things I’ve forgot too
— Jane C Quinn (@JaneCQuinn1) December 12, 2017
This was 2016 and we did it again in 2017. Will do it again this year with Dr. Pardis Sabeti. https://t.co/XWJ9b2WUPN
— Todd Brown (@Brown0217) December 21, 2017
We got 5 to Life: A PHD and Beyond up and running! We want to bring a transparency to graduate school to ensure others don’t endure it alone as they commit their next 5 to life to science.
— 5tolifepod (@5toLifePod) December 10, 2017
Ran a student sports festival, improving diversity of participation and reducing environmental impact of the event. Healthy scientists are better scientist!
— Madeleine Hann (@Geomorph_Mad) December 10, 2017
— Coco Pancake (@nataliealowson) December 11, 2017
— CAVEAT (@caveatnyc) December 11, 2017
Our new movie out 12/19 depicts young #WomenInSTEM! Orphaned sisters create a wormhole with their science project & find their parents alive in another world! PLUS It was filmed by our 53% female teen film crew! https://t.co/owMhrJIahC!
— Fresh-Films DT (@FreshFilmsDT) December 11, 2017
Talked to my principal, Mr. Pittman and give him the copy of @JacksonvilleMag with my tweet. Got approval to start up a SWENext club at FIHS @SWENext @SWEtalk @girlscouts @OfficialFemSTEM @themarsgeneration @Generation_Wow @NEFLSTEM2 #stemgirl #societyofwomenengineers #likeagirl pic.twitter.com/76KNDJFnPo
— AstroBot Kaitlyn (@AstroBotKaitlyn) December 12, 2017
THINGS THAT WERE NOT MENTIONED VIA TWEET
- The Female Scientist Website was created!
- The podcasts Superwomen Science and The Femmes of STEM debuted!
- Taylor Richardson helped girls see Hidden Figures, helped @AstroBotKaitlyn (mentioned above) go to Space Camp, and is now raising money for girls to see A Wrinkle in Time!
- Melissa C Marquez started and finished a series called #STEMSaturdays, including powerful messages to women and others who are looking to get a grasp on the inter-workings of the world of STEM.
And this is just a SMALL portion of everything you guys did for science this year. It was an incredible year, and I’m sure 2018 will be even better for science.