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#WCWinSTEM: YOU!! Yes, You!

This week’s #WCWinSTEM goes out to all of you, our amazing #VSFamily! By Chrystelle Vilfranc Today’s #VanguardSTEM #WCWinSTEM goes out to all of our lovely supporters. This is our last #WCWinSTEM for the year and it seemed fitting to acknowledge you all. You all have made the #WCWinSTEM campaign a big deal. You have nominated […]

Why Do We #VanguardSTEM in Times Like These?

by Jedidah Isler, Ph.D. Because we believe that women of color in STEM matter. Every single black+latina+first nation+indigenous+filipina+indian+queer+disabled+neuro-atypical woman (which we broadly define as women of color) and gender non-conforming person matters. We matter fundamentally as human beings AND by virtue of that humanity we deserve to be free. We deserve to pursue our passions […]

#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: 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 […]