When I was a little girl the only STEMish role model I knew of was Penelope Pittstop, the sometimes ingenius mechanic , sometimes hapless victim from the ‘Wacky Races.’ Young people need to see more diversity in STEM roles. (Don’t get me wrong ... I loved Ms. Pitstop so much I named my 1st dog ‘Penny’.)
As a passionate STEMinist, I am participating in the Earth Science Women’s Network‘s Science-A-Thon to raise money that supports access to STEM education. I’ll be posting photos and movies of my students and I engaged in science.
Science-A-Thon is a five-day celebration of science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM!), science professionals, science teachers, science journalists, and anyone else who uses science in their day – from the lab to the field, from learning to teaching, from routine tasks to major discoveries! This year's event will take place October 14-18, 2019.
Science-A-Thon will raise money for three amazing partner charities that support women’s advancement in STEM: the Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN), Girls Who Code, and the Society of Women Engineers! The goal of Science-A-Thon is to increase visibility of scientists and the important work they do for the public. We encourage you to come along for a #dayofscience or donate to our page to pave the way for current and future generations of women scientists!