Vanguard STEM

Making, Taking, Changing STEM Spaces

Through #VanguardSTEM, we aim to shift STEM culture toward a more equitable, just enterprise.  

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#VanguardSTEM is an online network and empowered community of Black and Indigenous girls, women & non-binary people of color in STEM living at the intersections and thriving on the STEM frontier. Catch up on our past articles, tune in to our podcast, and join in on our programs as we share tools, cultivate wisdom, and amplify our voices while living our best STEM lives!
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04/22: Apply to Join Our Team

We’re expanding our volunteer-led team! Whether you're a master organizer, a social media maven, or a community-building guru, we've got a spot for you. We're currently accepting applications for the positions of Operations Manager, Social Media Development, Social Media Coordination, and Community Development. If you're someone who's all about fostering inclusivity, equity, and belonging in the scientific community, then we want to hear from you! Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of something truly special. Applications close on April 22nd, so click the button below to learn more and apply today.

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04/24: “The Right to Feel” Mental Health Panel

Do you struggle in supporting your mental health in STEM spaces? Are you looking for a safe space to express and process your feelings as a woman or non-binary person of color in STEM? Need some support from someone who understands what you’re going through in these STEM streets? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should sign up for our webinar on mental health on Wednesday, April 24th from 7pm - 8:30pm EST. The topic is The Right to Feel which explores the ways in which women and non-binary people of color reclaim their right to feel their feelings or express their emotions in STEM environments that often conflict with the full expression of their identities and values. We have recruited an incredible roster of panelists (check them out below!) working in academia and other spaces. In addition to listening to panelists describe their own journeys navigating their mental health in STEM spaces, you will also have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions! If you’d like to sign up, simply RSVP below.

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