The Visionary Paper Technician: Kelli Anderson
Artist, designer, coder, author, and tinkering science enthusiast Kelli Anderson’s gallery exhibits encourage visitors to touch, tinker, poke, spin, and otherwise interact with her art! You may have seen the paper technician’s pop-up work This Book Is A Camera displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), or spotted Kelli in the pages of National Geographic KIDS’ By the Numbers, which features people who use math in unusual ways in their professions. You may even have caught her surrealistic 2015 music video for the band They Might Be … READ MORE
Claudia Fiorini, PhD – Research Associate in Pediatrics
Boston Children’s Hospital
Division of Hematology/Oncology
When I was a child in elementary school back in Italy, I was often sick and had to stay home from school for a few days at a time. Pneumonia – you know, that sort of thing. That gives you a lot of time to think and plan for disasters.
When I was a little better, but not well enough to go to school, my mom would entertain me by letting me basically destroy the apartment as I wished with all sorts of experiments.
Also, lots … READ MORE
Brooke Medley, PhD
Research Scientist, Cryospheric Sciences Lab, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
We reached out to Brooke Medley immediately after seeing her and her work featured in the Great Big Story short film Operation Ice: Melting the Heart of Man. The film provides background on Greenland’s melting glaciers and how Brooke and her team of scientists from NASA’s Operation IceBridge are studying the global impacts of that reality.
Brooke’s research is focused on understanding how our planet’s ice sheets are changing to help quantify their role in sea-level rise. Specifically, she uses airborne and field measurements of snowfall … READ MORE
For the last month, we’ve been building up to Feb 11th International Women & Girls in Science Day, we have been connecting with some amazing Women in Science. When girls are able to not only imagine, but literally see others like themselves in a STEM career and are encouraged, we know they are more likely to pursue and stick with STEM subjects in school. That’s why here at Raising Nerd, we wanted to share stories of REAL women in Science. From failures, to perseverance, to bravery…these women are truly inspirational and are helping pave the way for future … READ MORE
Raising Nerd’s Women In Science
Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
“Follow your passion, and don’t always stick with the easiest route.”
What advice would you give to girls interested in pursuing Molecular Microbiology and how did you get into Molecular Microbiology?
You should focus on what you are interested in, not necessarily what is easiest for you. Science and math were never my best or easiest subjects. I always found them challenging, but enjoyable. I remember when I was pursuing my Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley I ran … READ MORE
Raising Nerd’s Women In Science
“….there are hidden opportunities in every interaction. People will tell you that you cannot do it…you can!”
Dr. Jessica Aidlen is an orthopedic spine surgeon who is trailblazing the way for other women surgeons. In addition to being a role model for future women in medicine, she also teaches orthopedic residents and spine surgeon fellows sharing her expertise and experience with the next generation of surgeons. A top recommended and rated … READ MORE