I’m not in a lab doin’ the science or programming cool Mars rovers or identifying neato as-of-yet-undescribed-by-science lemur species out in nature, but I get to write about those things and I get to interview scientists who are doing fun and important STEM work.
It was a really hard chapter in which my job was simultaneously to help to raise $1.5M as well as to define how the platform should be designed and to prepare the massive amount of teaching content that would need to be on the site.
I’ve been in STEM for a few years now and I love how companies are finally starting to realize the “bro-corp” model doesn’t work for everything, and that they are slowing down innovation by not understanding the needs of every person.
When that girl made fun of me, I thought, I’m a ballroom dancer, I know I’m beautiful. My response, I think, reflected an attitude that’s helpful for women in STEM: know your inner value and do what you love.