Science cannot be apolitical: STEM’s serious problems of elitism

Autumn is a senior Meyerhoff Scholar (M29), pursuing a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies dual degree, a member of the Honors College and currently a student staff member at the Women’s Center. I need to make a disclaimer! I think that it is important to know from the… Continue reading Science cannot be apolitical: STEM’s serious problems of elitism

The Socialization of Women in Math: Who’s aware?

Student staff member Sydney has had a rocky relationship with math throughout her life. As a graduate student in the Applied Sociology program at UMBC she began to rethink her relationship with math through her statistics courses and with the support of her (Women!) professor and TA. On Thursday September 14, the Women’s Center hosted… Continue reading The Socialization of Women in Math: Who’s aware?

Women in Tech: A Roundtable Round-Up

A resource roundup provided by Women’s Center student staff member, Sydney Each month the Women’s Center hosts a roundtable discussion where we provide a few chosen panelists with guiding questions and then have a community discussion about a particular topic and how it intersects with women and gender. Roundtables are great opportunities to become involved… Continue reading Women in Tech: A Roundtable Round-Up

*Reaching* to Encourage Young Women in STEM : A Guest Post

This is a guest post written by UMBC rising junior, Isabel Geisler, who is leading the charge for a new initiative on campus called The Reach Initiative. When I was 4 or 5 years old, I wanted to be an Astronaut. Mostly, because it was the closest career to being a Jedi, but I also loved space, Neil… Continue reading *Reaching* to Encourage Young Women in STEM : A Guest Post