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#WCWinSTEM: Raychelle Burks, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Raychelle Burks. She’s a self-described “analytical chemistry blackademic in the ivory tower and a class clown now in charge of a classroom.” As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc If you got to see our most recent #VanguardSTEM episode, then you saw Dr. Raychelle Burks in action. With a razor-sharp wit and […]

#WCWinSTEM: Heidi Stauffer, Ph.D.

as compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc   I’m a mixed-race indigenous Southeast Asian third culture kid who is a geoscientist, climate scientist, writer, and science educator. – Dr. Heidi Stauffer   We’re so excited to feature Dr. Heidi Stauffer as this week’s #WCWinSTEM! We let Heidi take the lead and tell her own story this time […]

#WCWinSTEM: Dr. Keturah Odoi

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Keturah Odoi, a chemist interested in understanding the epigenetic role of proteins in cancer development. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Tell us a little bit about yourself: I was born in Ghana, West Africa and moved to Oklahoma when I was […]

WATCH NOW: Speaking Truth (& STEM!) to Power with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (S4 E1)

by the VanguardSTEM team Season premieres are always magical around these #VanguardSTEM parts, but we were elated to welcome Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to our show to open season 4(!!!). Chanda brings such wisdom, grace and courage that there is no one better to speak truth (& STEM!) to power! As a theoretical cosmologist, Chanda thinks […]

A March For Our Future: A Reflection on the Women’s March

by Haley Carolyn Taylor Schlitz As a 14 year old girl, mass marches and protest are often something my friends and I can only truly relate to in our history courses.  Over the past 8 years we have had the luxury to live at a time where the Presidency of Barack Obama meant that we […]

WATCH NOW: Hidden Figures, Major Milestones with Margot Lee Shetterly (S3_E4)

by the VanguardSTEM team   Hidden Figures is the true story of three black women mathematicians in the 1960s who were integral in helping the U.S. get to space.   For our #VanguardSTEM season finale, we sat down with the book’s (now turned movie!) author, Margot Lee Shetterly, to hear more about these women, but […]

VanguardSTEM Book Club Week 3 Challenge

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We hope you have had a fantastic week so far. We always LOVE Wednesdays around here because they mean we’re celebrating a #WoC (woman of color) who is (or was) a trailblazer in #STEM. But we’re loving Wednesday especially this week because it’s a double whammy of sorts—we have our staple #WCWinSTEM **plus** […]

VanguardSTEM Book Club Week 2 Challenge

“Negotiating racial boundaries was a daily fact of Negro life. Mary [Jackson] wasn’t naive about the segregation at Langley — it was no different than anywhere in town. … It was the proximity to professional equality that gave the slight such a surprising and enduring sting.”   These are the words of Margot Lee Shetterly […]

Season 3 Finale Special Guest Revealed!

We’ve been teasing you for almost a week about our VERY special guest on the season finale of #VanguardSTEM on Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm ET, so we thought it was high time we finally ended the suspense and told you who our guest will be… We are ELATED to welcome someone very special to […]

#VanguardSTEM does Hidden Figures (PLUS a Contest!)

We are SOO excited, ya’ll! November is going to be an amazing month at #VanguardSTEM. We’ve been busy building a season finale that we know you’ll love and we want to alert you to THREE things that are happening now: We’ll announce our special guest for the season finale TOMORROW at 11:00am ET. You DO […]