Home Tag "Women of Color in STEM"

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** […]

#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 […]

#WCWinSTEM: Mary Winston Jackson

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

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: Katherine G. Johnson

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Katherine G. Johnson, Black woman and NASA mathematician.   As compiled by Natasha Berryman, #VanguardSTEM Editor-in-Chief As our third season draws to a close, we couldn’t think of a more inspiring or relevant story to guide our end-of-the-year discussions than the lives of the remarkable Black-women mathematicians at the center of Margot […]

#WCWinSTEM: Camille Avestruz, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Camille Avestruz, Provost Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago.  As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Our #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Camille Avestruz, a joint fellow at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago. She is a Provost Postdoctoral Scholar. Dr. Avestruz received […]

#WCWinSTEM: RoboGabby

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Gabby Frierson aka RoboGabby.  As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Today’s #WCWinSTEM feature is a special one! Gabby Frierson aka RoboGabby is an 11 year old, 6th grade middle school student who is passionate about designing, building, and programming robots. She wants to inspire other young girls to take an interest in […]

#WCWinSTEM: Paging Dr. Tamika Cross

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Tamika K. Cross, Resident Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Today, our #WCWinSTEM feature is dedicated to Dr. Tamika Cross who is currently a resident physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Let’s review a few of her […]

#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 […]