Posts about women in STEM


A bokiboki, a type of mongoose native to Madagascar

STEMinism Sunday with Conservation Biologist Rina Nichols

The goal of conservation biology is to maintain the planet’s biological diversity (biodiversity). So basically, it is a science born from the impact that humans have on nature. But it differs somewhat from other biological sciences because it is ... Read More  

Ella Lopez (played by Aimee Garcia in Lucifer)

STEMinism Sunday: Ella Lopez and the Forensics of Lucifer

I am a huge fan of Lucifer, the show in which the devil gets tired of running Hell and moves to LA to run a nightclub... and solve crimes. It's a ridiculous premise that shouldn't work at all, and ... Read More  

Lindsey Carmichael wearing a lab coat

STEMinism Sunday: What Not to Wear

So, you're a woman in science. Good for you! Have you thought about what you're going to wear? Nope, I'm not talking about latex gloves, hip waders, or safety goggles, although you do look very cute in those. I'm talking ... Read More  

Tahrana Lovlin

STEMinism Sunday: Tahrana Lovlin, Snow Specialist

Today, my guest is Tahrana Lovlin, brilliant woman and accomplished engineer... with an unusual specialty. Take it away, Tahrana! So I’m writing this because Lindsey asked me to and I’ve known her for almost 30 years (wow, crazy). And I’m ... Read More  

Dr. Linda Campbell in the field

STEMinism Sunday: Dr. Linda Campbell

Today, we're talking to Dr. Linda Campbell of Saint Mary's University. I worked with Campbell at SMU, and she's passionate about both her science and science communication, so she's a perfect fit for this blog! Read More  

Madeline Kahn: flames on the side of my face

STEMinism Sunday: Stigmatization of “Women’s Work” in Netflix’s Point Blank

Today we're branching out - rather than talking about a specific woman in science, we're going to talk about the perception of women - and men - in medicine. Specifically, the perception of nurses. Read More  

Dr. Ellie Sattler

STEMinism Sunday: Dr. Ellie Sattler

Welcome to a new occasional series here on ye olde blog! As a former woman in science, I have a deep and enduring interest in the experiences and representation of women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). ... Read More  

double facepalm meme

Proof That Even Brilliant Scientists Are Occasionally Boneheads

Hey, scientists are people, too. They’re just as vulnerable to bias and brain farts as the next guy or gal. But sometimes the boneheadery is so profound you really kind of wonder how they manage to tie their shoes in the morning. Case in ... Read More  

Lego Scientists

Women Tweet Science Too – Even If They’re Made of LEGO

I’ve posted before about how gendered toys make me crazy, and LEGO has been a repeat offender in this category.* Which is why it was so great when LEGO released the set featuring women scientists – we can’t just TELL ... Read More