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#WCWinSTEM: Michelle T. Tong, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Michelle T. Tong, a behavioral neuroscientist interested in understanding smell, memory and STEM-ed! As compiled by Leolene Carrington, Ph.D. Dr. Tong is also responsible for the longest-running #VanguardSTEM watch party we know of at Earlham College. We’re super-excited to feature her and look forward to working with her even more closely in the […]

#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 […]

#WCWinSTEM: Nicole M. Joseph, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Nicole M. Joseph, an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Dr. Nicole M. Joseph is an assistant professor of mathematics and science education in the department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University and was a 2014-2015 National Academy of Education/Spencer Post-Doctoral Fellow. Her research interests […]

#WCWinSTEM: Mareena R. Snowden

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Mareena Robinson Snowden, PhD candidate at MIT. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Our #WCWinSTEM is Mareena R. Snowden. She is a Miami native who “thrives in environments where diverse perspectives and skill-sets are valued.” As a strong supporter of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Snowden received her B.S. in physics […]

#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 […]

#WCWinSTEM: Mónica Feliú-Mójer, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer, a scientist-turned-communicator. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Today’s #WCWinSTEM is no stranger to the #VanguardSTEM community. She is indeed one of our biggest supporters. Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer grew up in rural Puerto Rico, surrounded by nature and with a cow in her backyard, which sparked her interest in all […]

#WCWinSTEM: Margot Lee Shetterly

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Margot Lee Shetterly, author of #HiddenFigures. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc We are culminating our #VSDoesHF #WCWinSTEM with a feature of the woman behind it all: Margot Lee Shetterly. Shetterly is the author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win […]

#WCWinSTEM: Christine Darden, D.Sc.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Christine Darden, NASA scientist. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Have you been feeling the #HiddenFigures theme like we have? Good! Let’s continue highlighting the remarkable Black-women in STEM at the center of Margot Lee Shetterly‘s Hidden Figures. Today’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Christine Darden, a NASA scientist. Darden was born in Monroe, North Carolina to […]