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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

Nerds In Real Life Science & Tech

Top 5 Movie Examples of Female Scientists Who Will Inspire Your Nerds to Greatness

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By Shannon Brescher Shea

From dinosaur bones to aliens, some of the best Nerd inspiration comes from the movies. Unfortunately, female scientists and mathematicians notoriously have been under-represented on the big screen. But with an all-female Nerd team leading the Ghostbusters reboot and the story of forgotten NASA heroines finally being told in Hidden Figures starting December 25, it seems like things just might be changing for the better in Hollywood.

Top 5 Movie Examples of Female Scientists Who Will Inspire Your Nerds to Greatness

While examples of smart, strong female scientist roles might be few and far between for now, girl Nerds of all ages can still look to these … READ MORE