I'm a chemical engineer first and a lawyer second. I've always loved my journey to and through STEM and where it has taken me, but the journey wasn't easy. I once had a tenured college professor pull me aside on the second day of class and tell me I wasn't going to make it. I don't think of him often - I think of the Dean of Engineering who sat me in her office and told me I would make it and that I would be a great ChemE. She wrote it on a post-it note (probably to get me to stop crying). I stuck it on a picture of my family and framed it. It has been on my desk ever since (picture above).
Now more than ever, we need to believe in science and scientists. We need to encourage little girls that they CAN and WILL and SHOULD STEM. I will share my #dayofscience with you, but I need you to help me with our mission.
Science-A-Thon is a five-day celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mat (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!