WWEST Blog

  • Managing Mental Health During the PandemicManaging Mental Health During the Pandemic
    We’re now over a year into this pandemic and we’re all tired. We’ve written about women in STEM and mental health before, but times are even more stressful right now which is extra hard on everyone’s mental health. Women have to work twice as hard in STEM careers to get as much recognition, which can wear on their mental health. It’s got to be especially hard right now when many people are working from home and have to balance their work, mental health, and lives all at the same time. We all need a little extra help right now, and that’s okay. How can you take care of your mental health right now?

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Darcy LewisDepictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Darcy Lewis
    The longer this pandemic goes on, the more times I rewatch the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). My latest rewatch was inspired by the hit show Wandavision which was recently released. The character of Darcy Lewis isn’t new to the MCU, but "Wandavision" definitely made me appreciate her more.

  • Temple Grandin, Autism Acceptance and Why it’s Awesome to be Autistic in STEMTemple Grandin, Autism Acceptance and Why it’s Awesome to be Autistic in STEM
    April is Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month, and this post by Mily Mumford, WWEST Research Coordinator, examines what it's like to be autistic in STEM.

  • Exploring the Struggles of Deaf People in STEMExploring the Struggles of Deaf People in STEM
    March 13th-April 15th is Deaf History Month, a time to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of people who are deaf and/or hard of hearing, but we are also taking this time to bring awareness to the struggles deaf and hard of hearing people face in STEM.

  • Trans Day Of Visibility in STEM: How to Be a Better Ally to Transgender and Non-Binary People in WorkplacesTrans Day Of Visibility in STEM: How to Be a Better Ally to Transgender and Non-Binary People in Workplaces
    WWEST Research Coordinator Mily Mumford writes about their experience as a non-binary scientist and suggests how we can be more inclusive of our trans friends, family members, and coworkers.