Mike Navarro, a Ph.D. candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and GDAWG member is one of ten UC San Diego graduate students recently inducted into the prestigious Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in recognition of their outstanding scholarly achievement and work towards promoting diversity in higher education. See the whole story here
WHEN:Thursday March 1, 5:30-10pm panel will be on 6:30-7:30pm, complementary reception before and after
WHERE: Martin Johnson House; T-29, 8840 Biological Grade, La Jolla CA 92037
PARKING: Street parking only on La Jolla Shores Drive near the pedestrian walk bridge and walk towards the ocean. Martin Johnson house is slightly North (uphill) of the bridge across from the Hydraulics Laboratory
The Queer Engineers, Scientists, and Technical Professionals group seeks to support the careers of and create community among LGBTQ individuals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical fields. We’ve organized a career panel to discuss LGBT-related topics with representatives from each of these fields:
- Joel Kehle, Senior Manager, Information Technology, Qualcomm
- Marta Kutas, PhD. Chair of the Department of Cognitive Science, UCSD
- James Nieh, PhD. Vice-Chair of the Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, UCSD
- Lisa Robinson, Senior QA Engineer, Sony Network Entertainment
- Daniel Rogalski, PhD. Associate Professor of Mathematics, UCSD
- Michael Todd, PhD. Vice-Chair of Structural Engineering, UCSD
- Scott Vandenberg, MD, PhD. Director of Neuropathology, UCSD School of Medicine
- Sponsored by the Society of Fellows (Scripps Research Institute) and the Graduate Student Association (UC San Diego)
Congratulations to three SIO representatives who received Diversity Awards this year, Noelle Bowlin, Josh Jones, and Prof. Farooq Azam.
The awards recognize individuals, departments and organizational units that have made outstanding contributions in support of UC Diego’s commitment to diversity. See more
GDAWG member Noelle Bowlin highlighted
The daughter of a postal worker who immigrated to the United States from Jamaica, Noelle Bowlin never even heard of the field of oceanography when she was growing up in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. “I never heard of those kind of things. It wasn’t a discussion topic at the dinner table – not at my house,” she said. “It’s not for lack of trying. My parents killed themselves to give us what they could. But you don’t know what you don’t know.” Now a top doctoral student in the biosciences department at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Bowlin has made it her mission to ensure that as many disadvantaged youths as possible grasp for opportunities that may seem beyond their reach. Read the entire article at thisweek@ucsd
This is What a Scientist Looks Like Tumblr is a project developed by Allie Wilkinson to challenge the stereotypical perception of a scientist.”There is no single clear-cut path to becoming a scientist. A scientist can come from any background. There is no cookie-cutter mold of what a scientist looks like. A scientist can look like you, or can look like me. There is no rule that scientists can’t be multidimensional and can’t have fun.”
“On January 27, 2012, science writer and marine biologist Kevin Zelnio started the Twitter hashtag #IamScience, encouraging scientists to share their individual stories about their traditional or unconventional paths that brought them to where they are today. The response was overwhelming, with hundreds of tweets pouring in over just a few days.”
Volunteers needs for Girl Scout STEM program
Girl Scouts is partnering with AT&T to bring IMAGINE: Your STEM Future, a project intended to help underserved girls get inspired about their futures and explore career options in science, technology, engineering and math and to simultaneously present the opportunity for new volunteers like you to give to your community and find out more about Girl Scouts.
The goal: To inspire our next generation of leaders in science through piquing high school girls’ interest in the variety of exciting and cutting-edge careers available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics(STEM) – so they can begin to match their dreams, passions, and skills with well-paid, high demand jobs that will help them change the world.
Why? As you know, research about STEM indicates that girls are often unaware of STEM career opportunities—and that they begin to lose confidence in math and science in middle school. However, girls interest in science significantly increases in hands-on activities tied to real world examples. And that’s where we come in—this is exactly what we’re giving them in IMAGINE.
Where do you come in? We are looking for passionate, science-focused college students, professors and professionals to work directly with high school girls to engage them in four 90-minute sessions of STEM (see attached). We will provide all the resources, materials, mentoring and tools you need so that you are successful in implementing the program and inspiring girls to follow in your footsteps!
Interested? Please contact Stephanie Dawes at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (619)610-0792 or 1-800-643-4798 ext. 792
QuEST (Queer Engineers, Scientists and Technical Professionals in San Diego) will be hosting a panel discussion on March 1st from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at T29 on the SIO campus and is seeking additional panelists to participate.
QuEST (Queer Engineers Scientists and Technical Professionals) supports the careers of LGBTQ individuals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, life science and healthcare fields.