Tag Archives: advocacy

Science in a New World of “Alternative Facts”

If you are an American, or have followed the brutal 2016 campaign season and election, it may not be a stretch to believe that we are coming into a new era: the post-truth era. Today’s Buzzword // Post-truth “It is no

Guest Post, Why I Write: An Open Book About a Scientist’s Physical & Mental Health Through Career and Motherhood

// Today’s post is from Dr. Thomai Dion. You can follow Thomai and her science and medical communication work around promoting STEM education on Instagram and Twitter. Becoming a stay-at-home-scientist-mom inspired her to write the children’s science book collection Think-A-Lot-Tots. My

Mental Health in Academia: A Guilty Scientist

// Join the conversation on Twitter! The second Tuesday of each month, I will chat about mental health in academia using the hashtag #MHPhDchat. // Mental health is a topic that is pretty taboo in academia, sometimes (though not always!) spoken

Supporting Girls in the Sciences

Yesterday, I saw a heartbreaking post from The Entomological Society of Canada. A mother was writing to ask for some help to support her daughter. Her daughter is fascinated by bugs, and is being bullied by her classmates. Supporting young scientists

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