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How To Celebrate International Women & Girls in Science Day

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

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A Love for Science Pushed Her to Pursue Molecular Microbiology

Molecular Microbiology

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Amanda Jamieson
Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Brown University

 


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

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Meet the Spinal Surgeon That Has Advice For Girls Interested in Medicine

Spinal Surgeon

 

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Jessica Aidlen
Associate Chief of Spine Surgery, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine

 


“….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

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NASA’s Next Generation Engineer and How STEM Gave Her A Career

 

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Leah Tinberg
Mechanical Engineer I
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 


“I feel indebted to each and every woman who came before me in this field, and hope that my presence in it can help ease the way for the young women who come after me. It’s a group effort!”


 

 

What advice would you give to girls interested in pursuing your specific field?

The biggest piece of advice I can offer is to actively feed your curiosity. If there is anything at all that interests you about science, engineering, or the applications of … READ MORE

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Astronaut Jeanette Epps Blazes a Trail for Girls-of-Color in STEM

Jeanette Epps

 


“The most challenging thing for any student is believing in themselves. I was no different.”


 

THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT

 

In November 2016, 20th Century Fox’s promotion for the premiere of Hidden Figures was well underway. More than 54 years after John Glenn became the first American to safely reach and return from orbiting the Earth, Hidden Figures finally told the amazing, true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, the African-American mathematicians who played pivotal roles in that and many more NASA missions that helped the United States win the race to … READ MORE

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Career Advice From The One & Only Physics Girl, Dianna Cowern

Physics Girl

 


“There will be huge advances in medical devices, technology for social change, and software aimed specifically at solving women’s issues. And women will lead these advances!”


 

Dianna Cowern
Science Superstar

Dianna Cowern is the creator of Physics Girl, a resource for fun physics videos and other science materials. Physics Girl started as Cowern’s post-college personal project, and has grown into a resource for teachers, a source of entertainment for physics nerds, and a way to share a passion for physics while advocating for women in STEM.

 

Driving tractors on a farm in Hawaii where she grew … READ MORE