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#WCWinSTEM: Dorothy Johnson Vaughan

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, NASA mathematician. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Today we’ll continue highlighting the remarkable Black-women mathematicians at the center of Margot Lee Shetterly‘s Hidden Figures. Our #WCWinSTEM is Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, a mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor of NASA. Vaughan was born in […]

#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 […]