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  • Hedy Lamarr: a mind that mixed arts and scienceHedy Lamarr: a mind that mixed arts and science
    When you picture an inventor, an image of a “mad scientist” with wild hair and a lab coat probably comes to mind. You probably didn’t picture an old Hollywood bombshell, did you? You wouldn’t be alone in that, but that’s exactly what actress and inventor, Hedy Lamarr is.

  • Supporting Girls in STEMSupporting Girls in STEM
    The future of STEM is in the hands of younger generations so we have to make sure that they stay. We’ve talked about how to get girls into STEM and how to retain women in STEM, but how do we keep girls interested in STEM so they grow up to go into these fields? This article had some ideas and was the inspiration for this post.

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Willow RosenbergDepictions of Women in STEM: Willow Rosenberg
    Pride month is coming up here in Vancouver and to celebrate, we’re doing another special pride edition of the Depictions of Women in STEM series. This month we’re profiling the teenage hacker turned powerful witch from the cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow Rosenberg. Willow (portrayed by Alyson Hannigan) inspired LGBT youth and “nerdy girls” everywhere with her intelligence, awkward charm, and realistic love stories.

  • LGBT STEM DayLGBT STEM Day
    The First International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (LGBT STEM day) is coming up on July 5, 2018. In order to create a more inclusive environment in STEM workplaces Pride in STEM, House of STEM, InterEngineering, and Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Incorporated teamed up to create the event.

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Temperance Brennan, BonesDepictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Temperance Brennan, Bones
    One of the two protagonists of the show Bones, and the subject of this month’s depictions of women in STEM, is Dr. Temperance Brennan. She has been influential to women going into forensic careers and often appears on lists of the top women in STEM on television along with the other outstanding women of the show.