STEMinine – A Supportive Community for Women and Femmes in STEM

Source: https://thenib.com/women-in-stem-speak-up

Jessica Droujko, McGill BEng 2015, retells the story of how she sat next to a rocket scientist on a plane, and how he convinced her that she too can be a rocket scientist. Now, years after that fateful encounter, Jessica is completing her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, more commonly known as ETH Zurich. As a woman engineer, Jessica saw a lack of exposure of women and femmes in STEM fields (i.e. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), which in turn indirectly discourage young girls from pursuing those fields. Jessica wants high school and university students to be able to ask whatever they want and to find support in their search. Her project, STEMinine, does aims to do exactly that — showcases women and femmes in STEM. (more…)

New Year’s Resolutions

new yearHappy new year everyone! 2015 has officially arrived – but it will probably take me a couple of weeks before I stop absentmindedly writing 2014 on my paper.  Of course every year, people make new year’s resolutions, and apparently 70% of these are broken within the first month. Whether or not your new year’s resolutions are career-related, here are some helpful tips I have read that helps keep you on track:

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