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Meet Erin Twamley, Award-Winning Author, STEM Educator & Mother of 2 bringing the world of STEM Careers to students!

Erin Twamley is an award-winning children’s book author focused on engaging girls in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM topics. Her publications and encounters are all about promoting gender diversity and sustainability in STEM. As an avid researcher and learner, Erin’s passion lies in educating elementary-aged children about the diverse women and careers behind every facet of STEM.

National finalist (Bangladesh) Famelab International 2019

Young researchers: finding passion for science and enjoy the twists and turns of the journey!

Masuma Afrin Taniya is a senior year undergraduate research student studying Microbiology at Independent University, Bangladesh. During her time in the program, she has participated in several public speaking and essay writing competitions notably Famelab international, Hult-prize competition, Nature’s essay writing competition, and Sanger prize competition. From these competitions, She has acquired public speaking skills, good writing skills, confidence to distill complex ideas and communicate effectively to a non-specialist audience. In this article, she shares many vital tips for young readers who aspire to become a researcher.

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Erin Twamley Headshot

Meet Erin Twamley, Award-Winning Author, STEM Educator & Mother of 2 bringing the world of STEM Careers to students!

Erin Twamley is an award-winning children’s book author focused on engaging girls in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM topics. Her publications and encounters are all about promoting gender diversity and sustainability in STEM. As an avid researcher and learner, Erin’s passion lies in educating elementary-aged children about the diverse women and careers behind every facet of STEM.

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Meet Dr. Marie Saitou, who was one of the 10% of female STEM-major students at the University of Tokyo, and is now a PI in Norway!

Dr. Marie Saitou is a junior principal investigator at the Centre of Integrative Genetics (CIGENE), Faculty of Biosciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
She is originally from Japan, and did postdoctoral training in the US, and has opened her laboratory in Norway. She entered the University of Tokyo, the most prestigious university in Japan in 2008, where only 20% of students and 10% of STEM-major students were female. Female professors there enthusiastically encouraged her to study abroad to learn about inclusive and diverse academic environments, which led her to seek my postdoctoral fellowship in the United States. Now Marie has her own research group in Norway, where is one of the most advanced countries regarding gender equality and work-life balance. She is trying to lead the field to promote intellectual diversity and interdisciplinarity.

Dr. Grisselle Centeno at Florida Polytechnic University, where she serves as the director of the Health Systems Engineering program and a professor in the department of Data Science and Business Analytics

Meet Dr. Grisselle Centeno, bridging the gap between women and STEM!

Dr. Grisselle Centeno is director of the Health Systems Engineering program and a full professor in the department of Data Science and Business Analytics at Florida Polytechnic University. Her passion for STEM began at a young age, greatly influenced by her father. Now, Dr. Centeno is leveraging the Health Systems Engineering program to attract more women to the field. As a professor in a leadership position, she is a role model for women who seek to rise in the ranks of academia. In addition to, and often hand-in-hand with her professional endeavors, Dr. Centeno immerses herself in philanthropic causes such as ethical development, mental health advocacy, and women’s leadership development.

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A Global Initiative to Stop Wildfires!

The last wildfires season in Australia was terrible. Although my family and I weren’t directly affected by the fires, the air was very polluted. We would go out of the house only with masks, and we had air purifiers inside the house, to be able to breathe. There are many countries affected by wildfires, and even those that are not directly affected by wildfires, are affected by the air pollution.

I have an Australian PhD and deep expertise in wildfires, so through my not-for-profit called Tech4Future, I launched a global initiative to stop wildfires called F.I.R.E.(Fire Initiative in Research and Education).

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National finalist (Bangladesh) Famelab International 2019

Young researchers: finding passion for science and enjoy the twists and turns of the journey!

Masuma Afrin Taniya is a senior year undergraduate research student studying Microbiology at Independent University, Bangladesh. During her time in the program, she has participated in several public speaking and essay writing competitions notably Famelab international, Hult-prize competition, Nature’s essay writing competition, and Sanger prize competition. From these competitions, She has acquired public speaking skills, good writing skills, confidence to distill complex ideas and communicate effectively to a non-specialist audience. In this article, she shares many vital tips for young readers who aspire to become a researcher.

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How to increase your employability from home!

Looking for inspiration on how to increase your employability during this undeniably difficult period? Read below for some quick, easy and free ways to spend your days at home productively and for the most part enjoyably. Great for those who are currently unemployed and ready to enter the job-hunting arena when lockdown rules are paused, also great for those who are employed but are looking into self-development and / or changing their career.

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International PR expert, Space Technology Commercialization Transfer advisor and role model for Space4Women Network by UNOOSA, Chiara Chiesa.

A Message With an Impact From Your Scientific Community!

From Philosophy to Microbiology…from Engineering to astrophysics, regardless which field is holding you in its grip, is firing up your curiosity… we can all agree on the fact that science is in no way boring, it rocks! Unfortunately, too many people choose a path/career out of fear for what they really want, what seems impossibly out of reach or is too ridiculous to expect. So they never dare to take that step towards their true purpose in life, never dare to ask the universe for it.  I am saying, you can fail at what you don’t want so, you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.