Tag: science

Women Leaders in STEM: Lucianne Walkowicz, Astronomer and Artist

For astronomer and artist Lucianne Walkowicz, it’s not hard to pinpoint the moment she knew she wanted to pursue astronomy. “I had been in a high school research program run by the NY Academy of Sciences in the summer between junior and senior years, where I worked in a solid state physics lab,” says Walkowicz.… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist and Adventurer – Part 3

In the third and final part of her interview, rocket scientist Natalie Panek discusses her own struggles as a woman working in a male-dominated field, some of the more positive aspects of being a woman in STEM, and the importance of giving successful women in STEM greater presence in the media. It is Panek’s belief… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist and Adventurer – Part 2

In Part 1 of her interview last week, rocket scientist Natalie Panek talked to us about how she first discovered her interest for space and how her desire to pursue a career in aerospace technology was born out of that interest. She shares how her career led her to start working in robotics and how… Read More

Hot Topics in Health: Researchers Take Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Further Than Ever Before

For individuals with conditions like upper limb paralysis, the concept of restoring their natural movements and control over their bodies is incredible. Thanks to scientific research and technological advancements over the years, the steps that have been taken in the medical world towards making that concept a reality have been tremendous — particularly the development of… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist and Adventurer

For so many people, the thought of space exploration is a reality so removed from their own that it seems almost unreal. For rocket scientist Natalie Panek, space exploration has always been a serious goal — one which she has been working towards since the beginning of her career in the aerospace industry, including her… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Liz Heinecke, Kitchen Pantry Scientist – Part 3

In Part 2 of her interview last week, Liz Heinecke talked to us all about her different projects, including her blog, Kitchen Pantry Scientist; her work with NASA; and her new book, “Kitchen Science Lab for Kids.” With everything she has going on, it’s truly a wonder she finds time for it all!   In… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Liz Heinecke, Kitchen Pantry Scientist — Part 2

In Part 1 of her interview last week, Liz Heinecke shared some of the details about her interest in science as a kid, her educational and professional background in science, and her decision to leave the world of science research to become a full-time stay-at-home mom to her three kids. Today, Heinecke talks about life… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Liz Heinecke, Kitchen Pantry Scientist

Microbiologist, teacher, writer, and mother, Liz Heinecke has built a career in science on her desire to help make science fun, engaging, and simple for kids. Her blog, Kitchen Pantry Scientist, aims to share easy, everyday experiments and activities that parents can do at home to make science a regular and enjoyable part of their kids’ lives and daily routines.… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Lillian Pierson is the Digital Nomad of Data Science – Part 3

In Part 2 of her interview last Wednesday, engineer and data scientist Lillian Pierson shared her thoughts on women in STEM and gave us some details on the experiences that she has had as a woman working in data science and technology. She also expressed her thoughts on the importance of getting women into STEM in order… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Lillian Pierson is the Digital Nomad of Data Science – Part 2

In Part 1 of her interview last Wednesday, engineer and data scientist Lillian Pierson talked to us about her professional background and training. She also shared some interesting aspects of her personal journey, which have made her work and experiences unique over the years.   Today, Pierson delves a bit deeper into the topic of… Read More