Scientista: Women in STEM in Boston
The Scientista Foundation is a central network supporting campus women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). On March 31, they’ll be in Boston hosting their Scientista Symposium Pitch Competition at Harvard Medical School. I’m happy to serve as a judge for the competition. Research continues to confirm that the messages discouraging women from education and careers in STEM start early - as young as 3-4 years old. Countermeasures are effective in smoothing the practical and psychological path to engage where talent leads. Pitch competitions are great avenues to test ideas and gain the experience of getting up and claiming the front of a room. Check out this important effort: http://www.scientistafoundation.com/.