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Women In Science

A Love for Science Pushed Her to Pursue Molecular Microbiology

Molecular Microbiology

Raising Nerd’s Women In Science

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

Women In Science

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

Spinal Surgeon


Raising Nerd’s Women In Science



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

Science & Tech Women In Science

Women In Science: Not Your Typical Storytelling Scientist

Women in Science


What happens when you cross a kick-boxing foodie with a passion for scientific discovery? You get Science.Sam.

Sam Yammine, aka Science Sam, is a PHD Candidate in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto studying how stem cells build and maintain the brain. She has a passion for science and telling stories.

If science had a Nike commercial, there is no doubt that Science.Sam would be its star.

When she’s not making discoveries in the lab, Science.Sam is sharing her passion for science, profiling fellow scientists, and inspiring other science Nerds through a series of … READ MORE

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Kids Need to Learn to Code: Here’s How to Do It Right

Learn to Code

It’s Hour of Code time!

No matter their interests, Kids will find fun in coding

Guest Post: Laura Giuggio, Technology Integration Specialist
Originally Posted June 2017

My motivation came from a workshop. THE workshop in my career that changed everything. One Saturday afternoon in Holyoke, Massachusetts in January 2015, I was going to learn to code.

I went into the workshop convinced I was going to be clueless. What did I know about coding? My last attempt was in 1988 when I saw a blinking cursor on a screen and had to write in lines of code to make the … READ MORE


How to Shop Confidently for Educational and STEM Toys


We know many of you are already thinking about holiday shopping … or at least are looking for some fun STEM toys for your Nerds in these last weeks of summer vacation. So, as you scan the many STEM toy offerings out there, take our Imperfect Dad’s advice in his first article for, and look beyond the popular STEM toys’ label before you buy!

Excerpt from

Beware of STEM-Washing

As I walked the three-story labyrinth of more than 1,100 exhibitors at the Toy Industry Association’s 2017 Toy Fair in New York City, I got the feeling that every … READ MORE

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Spring into STEM: How To Fortify Your Nerds with Science and Math in a Garden Classroom


STEM Garden

Dirt covered the table. Dirt covered my son’s hair. Dirt covered everything. While I wanted to be annoyed, I really wasn’t. It was all in the name of learning – and growing food in our new garden.

While trowels and compost may not seem like obvious tools for teaching science, vegetable gardens can be incredible classrooms. That day, my son was learning about the life cycle of plants while we started tomato seeds.

The best part is that gardening provides the potential for kids of all ages to learn. While my three-year-old is just beginning to learn the basics, … READ MORE