Women in STEM
Science for Everyone
Bridging the gap
While women make up half the national workforce in the US, the gender gap in science persists. Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) make up less than 30% of the workforce, but science should be made by everyone and for everyone. Let us bridge this gap by starting to get informed!
Our everyday life
We see physical phenomena everyday: the light from stars traveling throughout space towards us every night; sunlight getting diffracted by rain drops and forming rainbows; tides in the sea due to gravitational force from the moon. Anyone can learn and enjoy science! Good resources are easily found online: NASA's TV, AAAS for kids, Inside Science short videos.
Events to participate
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved in local science events! Columbia University hosts a number of events for the entire family. Click here for more information. You can even help us do science by classifying galaxies with Zooniverse or use your computer for cosmology or gravitational waves!
How large is the Universe?
By Science Insider
What is a galaxy?
By Space, but messier
What is Dark Matter?
By Minute Physics
Sep 2020: Speaker on virtual talk series "Astronomía en tu casa", organized by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Watch talk in Spanish here.
May 2019: Speaker at Chicago Cultural Center as part of the Life Long Learning series, organized by the KICP, University of Chicago.
Jan 2018- Aug 2019: Volunteer for Astronomy Conversations at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Here I explain Astrophysics to visitors in the Space Visualization Laboratory.
Jul 2018: Speaker in Midweek on the Midway: Star Wars, organized by the Office of Civic Engagement, University of Chicago. This event featured women explaining the science of the Star Wars movie.
Jul 2018: Participant in international event SoapBox Science, held in Chicago, USA. This event featured local women in STEMM explaining their research to visitors in the iconic Navy Pier.
Dec 2017: Publication in journal "Physics Today" of a review on the outreach book "Astrophysics for people in a Hurry" by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Mar 2015: Participant in all-day event Stargazing Oxford, organized by the Astrophysics Department of the University of Oxford.