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Babies and STEM

I am just going to lay this out here. If you want to discuss when we start giving children the message that STEM is for boys and not for girls, then you can’t get any earlier than the selection of newborn baby clothes. Cars? Robots? Space Ships? Dinosaurs? For boys!...

Woman + Advisor = Mama? Something’s funny about that math… And we’re not talking ‘haha funny.’ 0

Woman + Advisor = Mama? Something’s funny about that math… And we’re not talking ‘haha funny.’

If you’re a scientist-who-is-a-woman (or another academic-who-is-a-woman), you may have experienced expectations from students to be motherly. And, if – or when – you’re not motherly to your supervisees, they may feel betrayed or angry, as people tend to when norms are broken. Because whether you are an actual mother...

The Transparency Project: When you’re a scientist with a baby. And a lab. 3

The Transparency Project: When you’re a scientist with a baby. And a lab.

You’ve gone through 9 months (more or less) of bodily changes; you’ve waited anxiously for the adoption forms to come in; you’ve gotten nervous, excited, sick, nauseous, overjoyed, down in the dumps, and bored; you’ve agonized over strollers; you’ve rubbed your partner’s feet; you’ve worried over finances… Before, you were...