It’s Not All About the Money

Garcia-Nieto began to believe that she could become a doctor, but everyone around her told her to give up that dream. When she asked her high-school counselor about college applications and revealed she was undocumented, her counselor offered this advice: “You just need to go back to Mexico.”

Watson Fellow Livia Cox ’22 Studies Pain

What is pain? Why do we experience pain? Is pain perceived the same way across different cultures? To answer these questions one might ask Livia Cox ‘22, a Thomas J. Watson awardee who spent her fellowship year studying the connection between cultural, political, and social definitions of pain. The Watson fellowship is a unique opportunity … Read more

Inspired by the Astronomy Department, Hopeful for the Future: An Interview with Sofia Rinaldi ‘25

Pictured: Sofia Rinaldi ’25 presenting at the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium (KNAC) symposium. I had the pleasure of interviewing Sofia Rinaldi for Wesleyan’s Inclusion in STEM Initiative. She speaks about her experiences in various STEM classes at Wesleyan, astronomy research, and Wesleyan’s Doula Project. Through all of her experiences, she shares what it is like … Read more

Lecture on under-representation of women in STEM fields

The Wasch Center for Retired Faculty is pleased to invite you to the first in our Wednesday afternoon lecture series: on Wednesday, February 28 at 4:30, Amrita Sanyal will speak about the work she has done on the under-representation of women in STEM fields. A recent recipient of the Ph.D. from Purdue, Amrita is Visiting Assistant Professor in … Read more

Women in Science: Inspiring the Next Generation

Women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) continue to make vital discoveries across the globe every day, despite facing inequalities. Each year, February 11 marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and here at Technology Networks, we want to champion women studying and working in STEMM.  This eBook contains a selection … Read more