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Women and Girls in STEM Month

November 2020

As an institution dedicated to engaging audiences traditionally underrepresented in STEM, the Museum of Science has a deep commitment to empower women and girls to see themselves as active participants in all areas of science and technology. We believe this responsibility extends beyond those girls and women who have an affinity for STEM fields to those that have not yet discovered their own STEM interests. Demystifying STEM, for the Museum of Science, is about demonstrating to all women and girls – regardless of background, race, or role in life – that they can be STEM learners.

Our Women in Science and Engineering Committee – a group of women affiliated with the Museum of Science as trustees, Museum advisors, and donors – strives to create programming that provides a platform for interested women to hear about the research and life experiences of distinguished women within the science field, and learn from one another in the process.

As we look forward to another year of empowering female STEM learners and STEM leaders, preparations are underway for a month of inspired programming. We are actively seeking women in STEM fields to share their expertise on panels or to serve as mentors for the next generation of female scientists, tech innovators, engineers, and mathematicians.

Support Women and Girls in STEM month with a gift today!

Town Hall: The Ripple Effects of a Pandemic

Monday, November 9; 5:00 – 6:00 pm

The COVID public health crisis of 2020 is affecting every part of our lives. As we continue to grapple with the lasting impacts of this pandemic, and a vision of life during and after COVID, understanding the wider societal variables – or ripples – impacted by the pandemic is critical to address the scale of this challenge.

The Museum of Science presents a panel of experts from different fields to explore the biggest ripples emerging from the pandemic: strains to our health care system, pressures on the life sciences, and the looming emergency in public housing.

Missed it? Check out the video here

Christine Reich, the Museum’s chief learning officer, leads this timely discussion.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Virtual Mentoring and Networking Program

This virtual program will help facilitate 1-1 mentorship introductions for women, and provide participants with the opportunity to learn about industries of interest, network with current professionals, and obtain guidance on career, personal and professional goals. This 3-month program only involves a commitment of 1 hour per month for both mentors and mentees (Dec ‘20 – Feb ‘21) and content and resources on select topics are provided to help guide conversations.

For more information and to sign up as either a mentor or mentee

Ask a Mentor

Come hear from female STEM leaders in the Boston area as they answer questions about issues that women face in the STEM industries.

More information coming in November 2020!

Ask a Scientist - Guest Edition

Come hear from STEM educators in the Boston area as they answer YOUR questions about a variety of STEM topics. Join us for this LIVE fun-filled Q&A!

Ask a Scientist – Ginkgo Bioworks

Thursday, November 12; 3:30 pm

Ginkgo Bioworks uses biology to solve all kinds of problems. Scientists there learn from nature to develop new organisms that replace technology with biology. As part of our Women and Girls in STEM Month, join us for a special panel of GUEST scientists and ask them your questions LIVE. Tune in for this fun-filled Q&A!

Ask a Scientist – WISE Edition

Tuesday, November 17; 4:30 pm

Two amazing scientists from the Museum’s Women in Science and Engineering Committee will answer your questions. Learn about unlocking the mysteries of the brain from a neuroscientist and hear from a surgeon who also writes children’s books! As part of our Women and Girls in STEM Month, join us for this special panel of GUEST scientists and ask them your questions LIVE. Tune in for this fun-filled Q&A!

Pregúntale a una científica

Jueves, 19 de noviembre; 12:00 pm

Acompaña a dos profesionales de la ciencia quienes responderán sus preguntas. ¡Aprende sobre la biomedicina y como es trabajar en un museo de ciencias!

Esta presentación es parte de nuestra celebración del Mes de las Mujeres y las Niñas en CTIM (Women and Girls in STEM Month) del Museo de Ciencias, Boston.


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Pulsar: A Podcast

This November, we're featuring women STEM professionals as guests on episodes of Pulsar: A Podcast. Join us!


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