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#WCWinSTEM: Ericka Jefferson, MBA

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Ericka Jefferson, MBA, President and Founder of Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE).  A foreword from #VanguardSTEM:  As we continue to celebrate conferences and set out to equip our community with insights and skills that will position them for interpersonal and professional success at these important meetings, I couldn’t think of […]

Being in the Room

By Chrystelle Vilfranc Most #WOCinSTEM will admit that they have had at least one experience where they felt out of place in a #STEM space. During my first year of graduate school, I remember wanting to be invisible in my #STEM space. The difficulty of my coursework and my struggles in lab caused me to […]

#WCWinSTEM: Stephani Page, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Stephani Page, creator of the #BLACKandSTEM social media community.  As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Are you familiar with the #BLACKandSTEM social media community? Our lovely #WCWinSTEM Dr. Stephani Page is the creator of #BLACKandSTEM. Page received her BS in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Biology from North Carolina A&T […]

#WCWinSTEM: Moiya McTier, B.A.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Moiya McTier, lover of exoplanets and galaxies. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Today’s #WCWinSTEM feature is Moiya McTier, a recent Harvard College graduate. McTier was the first at Harvard to major in both Astrophysics and Folkore & Mythology. Her senior thesis was a science fiction novel inspired by the Thirty Meter […]

The First Step in Controlling Your Narrative

By Natasha Berryman If you missed the season three premiere of #VanguardSTEM, #BBBinSTEM: Bravery Beyond the Academy, I strongly encourage you to watch it. In it, one of our phenomenal guests, Dr. Danielle N. Lee, urged viewers to take control of their workplace/academic narratives as a constructive response to being mislabeled, misunderstood and/or still successful while being […]

#WCWinSTEM: Renetta G. Tull, PhD

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Renetta G. Tull, associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at UMBC.  As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Renetta Garrison Tull received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Howard University. She then went on to complete her M.S. in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Speech Science.  Currently Dr. Tull serves […]

Hidden Figures, Hidden Fees

by Jedidah Isler, Ph.D. Photo and trailer both courtesy of 20th Century Fox. On August 15, 2016 the trailer for Hidden Figures, the original motion picture based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, was released. I don’t generally watch trailers, or movies for that matter, because they often don’t […]