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When Being Borinqueña Acquired New Meaning

When Being Borinqueña Acquired New Meaning

I knew my idea was not unique, mainly because it originated from a collective need. Like many others, I felt the need to have a voice and to form a space for a community that would highlight and represent the women in science of Puerto Rico.

November 15, 2014 — Greetchen Díaz

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is a Glamour Woman of the Year

Her Deepness. The Sturgeon General. And now: Glamour Girl. On Monday night, renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle earned a new moniker when she joined eight others in receiving a 2014 Glamour Woman of the Year Award at a celebrity-packed Carnegie Hall.

November 14, 2014 — Maia Weinstock
Toward a Tipping Point for Latinas in STEM

Toward a Tipping Point for Latinas in STEM

Over the last few weeks, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I have been sharing the work of organizations or projects that empower young Latinas to pursue and thrive in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) [see posts here, here and here].

November 7, 2014 — Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer
For Female Physicists, Peer Mentoring Can Combat Isolation

For Female Physicists, Peer Mentoring Can Combat Isolation

Women physicists are often isolated at work. Just consider the numbers: 86 percent of American faculty physicists are male; 89 percent of PhD physicists working in the science and engineering industry are male; and it was just in 2012 that the number of physics PhDs earned by women reached even 20 percent.

October 18, 2014 — A. J. Cox, C. Blaha, L. Fritz, & B. Whitten
Culture Dish: Promoting Diversity in Science Writing

Culture Dish: Promoting Diversity in Science Writing

The most persistent — and infuriating — question about diversity in science writing has to be: "Why do we need diversity?" Sometimes that question is followed by this: "Isn't science color-blind?" To answer that second question first — no, science is most definitely not color-blind, any more than history or politics or literature is color-blind.

October 15, 2014 — Apoorva Mandavilli & Nidhi Subbaraman
DIY Culture Empowers the Next Generation of Latinas in STEM

DIY Culture Empowers the Next Generation of Latinas in STEM

Editor's note: During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), Ciencia Puerto Rico and Borinqueña are celebrating the work of organizations inspiring, supporting and empowering Latinas in STEM fields.

October 6, 2014 — Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer

Media Watch: An Essential Tool in Diversity

Diversity brings excellence to science, the workplace and other human endeavors, as research is showing. And the media plays a crucial role in shaping how society views its members, second perhaps only to the entertainment industry in such influence.

October 3, 2014 — Philip Yam

Latinas in STEM: Making Bright Futures a Reality

Editor's note: During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), Ciencia Puerto Rico and Borinqueña are celebrating the work of organizations inspiring, supporting and empowering Latinas in STEM fields.

October 2, 2014 — Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer

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