Category Archives: Diversity

The Two-Body Problem

-post by Synapse- Update on that job interview: I killed it. But, in the end, I had to withdraw my name. I loved the school. I loved the people. I loved the program. I also love my husband. And I … Continue reading

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Cultivating a Confident STEM Girl

–post by Synapse- Innate biases.  Confidence issues.  Concern about being “smart”…. and pretty much everything that could happen during those teenage years. Let’s just say, I’m a bit nervous about having a baby girl. Yes, yes, I know.  She already … Continue reading

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Life’s a Bench: transitioning from undergrad researcher to lab technician

– post by Golgi – At first glance, the transition from college student to research associate didn’t seem like a big life change. I had worked in this lab as an undergraduate and would spend anywhere from 4-10 hours a … Continue reading

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From Cleavage to Kitty Emoticons: Students Behaving Too Casually..

– things the Birds talk about (**VERY informally**) during their morning walks together for coffee/tea- Nucleus:  “I just checked myself out in the mirror in the ladies bathroom and noticed I’m showing a little too much cleavage today. And I … Continue reading

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Looking in the Mirror

– by Synapse – One of my favorite quotes comes from the Women in the World Summit in 2012.  It’s not about science, it’s about politics, but it really resonated with me. “A guy is at a law firm or … Continue reading

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There’s a Special Place in Hell for Women Who Don’t Help Other Women In Science

–a rhyme by Nucleus– In a quirky little land called Science, the treatment of women is not always fair. Many times our brains get overlooked for the size of our chest, our clothing, our hair. A simple switch of a … Continue reading

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Reaching Beyond Labels

– written by Golgi – Label everything clearly, one of the most basic rules in laboratories. This simple practice allows for easy identification and for a cohesive working environment. Labels can make lab life easier and can even save your … Continue reading

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