Sara MacSorley

celebrate diversity, promote inclusion

Resources

 

This list is by no means comprehensive but it is a good starting point if you want to learn more about some of the STEM fields or organizations mentioned in this book or learn more about what is out there for girls and underrepresented groups in STEM. An asterisk notes a resource that is connected to one of our featured Super Cool Scientists.

Organizations + Programs

500 Women Scientistshttps://500womenscientists.org – This organization works to make science open, inclusive, and accessible by providing advocacy in leadership, diversity, and public engagement.

A Mighty Girl – www.amightygirl.com – A collection of books, music, movies, and more resources dedicated to raising confident, smart, and brave girls. Lots of STEM suggestions.

African American Women in Physics – www.aawip.com – The AAWIP page celebrates black women with physics degrees working in a wide variety of STEM fields. You can learn more about them and follow their blog for women in physics news.

AI 4 ALL – www.ai-4-all.org – AI 4 ALL educates the next generation of artificial intelligence technologists, thinkers, and leaders through summer programs located at universities across the country.

Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program – www.ansep.net – ANSEP supports Alaska Native students in STEM careers by providing support and programming starting in middle school continuing through graduate work.

American Indian Science and Engineering Societywww.aises.org – AISES is focused on increasing American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, FIrst Nations, and other indigenous peoples of North America in STEM careers. They offer a variety of resources including scholarships and internships.

Association for Women in Science – www.awis.org – AWIS supports the advancement of women in STEM through a national research platform, advocacy, and more.

Biomedical Engineering Society – www.bmes.org – The BMES is the professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. They serve as a forum for publications, scientific meetings, and mentor opportunities.

Black Girls Code – www.blackgirlscode.com – BGC introduces computer coding to young girls of color through workshops and school programs. See their website for events and volunteer (even non-tech options) opportunities.

Broadcom MASTERS – https://student.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters – A prestigious national science competition for middle school students.

CienciaPR – www.cienciapr.org – Our Super Cool Scientist, Mónica Feliú-Mójer, works for this organization that shares a collection of bilingual stories of Puerto Rican and Lantinx scientists including specific blogs on women, health sciences, and more. The site also includes resource sections for educators and K-12 students.

Circuit Breaker Labs – https://circuitbreakerlabs.myshopify.com – Our Super Cool Scientist, Amanda Preske, makes amazing science-themed jewelry from recycled computer parts and shares the stories of women in STEM.

Corallia Designhttp://courtneymattison.com – Our Super Cool Scientist and Artist, Courtney Mattison, shares her artwork and stories of how art and science can come together. Partial proceeds go toward ocean conservation efforts.

Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education – www.edgeforwomen.org – The EDGE Program provides programming and support to women completing doctorate programs in mathematics. They offer summer sessions, conferences, travel for research, mentoring activities, and more.

First Robotics – www.firstinspires.org – First Robotics inspires young people to get interested in STEM by building technology skills and teamwork through robotics competitions and other challenges.

Frontiers of Flight Museum – www.flightmuseum.com – Our Super Cool Scientist, Alicia Morgan, oversees the education programs at this museum that lets you explore the stories of aviation and space flight.

Galaxy Zoo – www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo – Learn about galaxies and how to identify them at this super cool website.

Girl Scouts of America – www.girlscouts.org – Our Super Cool Scientist, Sylvia Acevedo, leads this organization. Learn more about what Girls Scouts offers and read great articles on how to empower our young women to become leaders. Participating in Girl Scouts helps girls develop a strong sense of self, seek challenges and learn from setbacks, display positive values, form and maintain healthy relationships, and identify and solve problems in the community.

Girl STEM Stars – www.girlstemstars.org – Our Super Cool Scientist, Camille Eddy, is on the board of this academy dedicated to advancing girls of color from underserved communities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They provide mentoring and special field trips to expose young girls to the opportunities and role models in STEM.

Girls Auto Clinic – http://girlsautoclinic.com – Our Super Cool Scientist and Engineer, Patrice Banks, created the Girls Auto Clinic workshops, glove box guide, and first auto repair shop catered to women complete with beauty bar.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/ – Girls Who Code wants to close the gender gap in technology. They offer programs for young women to learn coding schools over the summer and school year. If there is not a current chapter near you, they also provide resources to start your own.

How It’s Made – https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ – Our Super Cool Scientist, Prasha Sarwate Dutra, loved watching this show with her dad growing up. It shows viewers how all sorts of products are created, giving an insider look into the manufacturing and engineering processes involved.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society – www.hfes.org – HFES hosts a range of educational resources, a career center, expert witness information, and more for students and professionals interested in ergonomics.

iBiology – www.sciencecommunicationlab.org/backgroundtobreakthrough – Our Super Cool Scientist, Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer, produces this series of science videos for non-scientists.

Infosec Rocks – https://sites.google.com/site/infosecrocks/ – Infosec Rocks is a collection of activities and resources for anyone who wants to learn about cybersecurity.

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers – www.ieee.org – IEEE is a technical professional organization providing resources to people interested in technology including conferences, education, and career information.

Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers – www.iise.org – IISE is a professional society for industrial engineers that provides leadership, training, conferences, a career center, and more.

Kepler Telescope – www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/overview/index.html – Learn more about the Kepler Telescope mission including an up to date count of how many planets the telescope has helped discover.

LabCandy – http://labcandy.com – Our Super Cool Scientist, Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, started LabCandy to get young girls interested in science through educational kits with jeweled goggles, colorful labcoats, and interactive story books.

Latinas in STEM – www.latinasinstem.com – Our Super Cool Scientist, Noramay Cadena, co-founded Latinas in STEM to empower Latinas to thrive and advance in STEM fields. Visit their website for professional development, K-12 outreach, and college student support resources. Resources for parents too!

Make in LA – http://makeinla.com – Our Super Cool Scientist, Noramay Cadena, works with LA hardware startup companies to help local entrepreneurial leaders build solid product and business foundations through providing the facilities, mentorship, and intensive skills training.

Maker Faire – https://makerfaire.com – The Maker Faire festival is a family-friendly event that highlights creativity and invention. There are lots of neat STEM-themed products like the circuit board jewelry made by Super Cool Scientist, Amanda Preske.

March for Science – www.marchforscience.com – The March for Science movement is a group working in science advocacy. Go to their website to learn more about what they are doing near you.

Math Mamas Facebook Group – Our Super Cool Scientist, Emille Davie Lawrence, started this closed Facebook group for other mathematicians who are also mothers. Search for “Math Mamas” and ask to join the group.

Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting – http://metcalfinstitute.org – The Metcalf Institute helps journalists and scientists better communicate science to a broad range of audiences through programs, workshops, and an intensive summer institute.

Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success – www.msphds.org – Our Super Cool Scientist, Ashanti Johnson, founded MS PHD’s. They work to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in earth system science through professional development, networking, and mentoring.

Mission Blue – www.mission-blue.org – Our Super Cool Scientist, Sylvia Earle, started Mission Blue to ignite public support for the blue heart of our planet. They advocate for the creation of marine protected areas worldwide.

Mostly Microbes Blog – www.mostlymicrobes.com – Our Super Cool Scientist, Anne Estes, runs this website that has lots of stories and resources about microbes.

myFOSSIL – www.myfossil.org – The FOSSIL project aims to promote paleontology outreach, education, and collaboration through an online community of resources and support. 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration – www.nasa.gov – Learn more about NASA missions, astronauts, and a full range of space science.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – https://www.nami.org/ – Lots of resources and information here about mental health.

National Girls Collaborative Project – https://ngcproject.org – The NGCP works to unite organizations around the country that encourage girls to pursue STEM. Visit their website for a program directory, events, and what’s going on in your state.

National Math + Science Initiative – www.nms.org – NMSI works to improve student performance in STEM by providing professional development and college readiness resources like SAT vocabulary practice.

National Museum of Mathematics (MOMATH) – http://momath.org – Lots of hands-on exhibits, galleries, and programs about the wonders of mathematics.

National Society of Black Physicists – http://nsbp.org – The NSBP promotes the professional well-being and success of African American physicists and physics students. See their website for job boards, conference information, and more.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs – www.nshmba.org – The NSHMBA has a range of programs and services for networking, job opportunities, and events including an annual conference.

National Society of Hispanic Physicists – www.hispanicphysicists.org – NSHP celebrates Hispanic physicists and supports their professional work. Visit the website for meetings, publications, career services, and more.

Natives in STEM – www.nativesinstem.org – The Natives in STEM project features stories of Native professionals to increase the visibility of Native people in the STEM community in hopes to inspire others.

NatureVolve www.naturevolve.com – A digital magazine and blog inspired by nature that brings together art and science.

NIDA for Teens – https://teens.drugabuse.gov/ – A blog specifically for teens focused on neuroscience and drug addiction awareness.

NOAA Corps – www.omao.noaa.gov/learn/noaa-commissioned-officer-corps – The NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps is one of the United State’s uniformed services that combines science expertise with service. Officers serve on land, in the air, and on the sea.

Planet Hunters – www.planethunters.org – Learn all about the planets and even discover new ones!

Real Impact Center Inc. – www.realimpactcenter.com – Various education programs for girls in STEM.

RIMOSA– http://rimosa.org/ – The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art offers on site programs and traveling programs that encourage exploration and discovery. Lots of cool topics like stop animation!

Rochester Museum and Science Center – www.rmsc.org – This RMSC promotes community interest and understanding of science and technology through hands-on exhibits, special programs, a planetarium, and more.

Rowan Institute – www.rowaninstitute.org – Our Super Cool Scientist, Sarah Myhre, founded the Rowan Institute to teach STEM professionals to better communicate complex information, to train public leaders with a scholarship and social justice lens, and more.

Science Trek on PBS – https://www.pbs.org/show/science-trek/ – Public Broadcasting Service is great for educational content and Science Trek is the super cool science web and broadcast project for children to learn more about STEM and have their STEM questions answered by experts.

So, you want to work in security? – https://medium.freecodecamp.org/so-you-want-to-work-in-security-bc6c10157d23 – Our Super Cool Scientist, Parisa Tabriz, gives a bunch of information and links to everything security related in this article.

Society for Science & the Public – www.societyforscience.org – This group puts on the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and other programs to get people of all ages involved in STEM activities.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – www.shpe.org – The SHPE offers events, programs, scholarships, and more for K-12, college students, and professionals. Visit their website for more information.

Society of Women Engineers – http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org – Our Super Cool Scientist, Jessica Rannow, is super involved with the SWE. They provide scholarships, K-12 outreach opportunities, and networking for women engineers worldwide. Visit their website for more information, a career portal, a magazine, and more.

Tested – https://www.tested.com/ – Adam Savage takes on all sorts of science and technology topics in Tested. Check out their videos and podcast for more information on airplanes, robots, and so much more.

Texas Instruments Education – https://education.ti.com – TI supports STEM education. Resources include test prep tools, lessons, and the “STEM behind” series that explores the topics in things like sports, movies, and health.

The Urban Scientist – https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/urban-scientist/ – Our Super Cool Scientist, Danielle N. Lee, blogs about her research and outreach initiatives.

USA Science and Engineering Festival – https://usasciencefestival.org – This is a huge STEM festival complete with exhibits, a career fair, and more.

Vi Hart’s YouTube Channel – www.youtube.com/user/Vihart – Fun math-themed videos by Vi Hart, daughter of George Hart who makes famous mathematical and geometrical sculptures.

Violet STEAM Project – www.violetsteamproject.com – Our honorary Super Cool Scientist, Violet, started the Violet STEAM Project to celebrate women in STEM. She and her mom worked with an artist to create posters and shirts with the images of some amazing women in STEM (like Grace Hopper – it is a Violet STEAM Project poster on the wall of Parisa Tabriz’s illustration in this book).

Zooniverse – www.zooniverse.org – Zooniverse features numerous projects covering many different science fields. It teaches any person how to participate and help scientists with a variety of research projects.

Books

Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide; By: Patrice Banks

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls; By: Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the WorldBy: Rachel Swaby

Her STEM Career: Adventures of 51 Remarkable Women; By: Diane Propsner

Hidden FiguresBy: Margot Lee Shetterly

Lab GirlBy: Hope Jahren

Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist; By: Sylvia Acevedo

Pink Boots and a MacheteBy: Mireya Mayor, Ph.D.

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History…and Our Future; By: Kate Schatz

STEAM+ Arts Integration: Insights and Practical Applications; By: Jacqueline Cofield with chapter by Alicia Morgan

Winners Don’t Quit: Today They Call Me Doctor; By: Pamela McCauley Bush, Ph.D.

Women’s Adventures in Science Collection via National Academies Press

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the WorldBy: Rachel Ignotofsky

Podcasts

Femmes of STEM – www.femmesofstem.com – Our Super Cool Scientist, Michelle Barboza, hosts the Femmes of STEM podcast highlighting historical women in science with special STEM guests from today.

Her STEM Story – https://herstemstory.com/ – Our Super Cool Scientist, Prasha Sarwate Dutra, interviews real women in STEM in this podcast. The interviews dive into their work, their outreach, and their journeys. In addition the podcast there is also an active blog, a book club, and more to check out.

PhDivas – https://soundcloud.com/phdivas – Our Super Cool Scientist, Liz Wayne, and Super Cool Humanities counterpart, Xine Yao, talk about academia, culture, and social justice in this podcast that recognizes and supports women in higher education.

Tech Girlz – http://techgrlz.com/ – Our Super Cool Scientist, Trisha Walsh, shares stories of women and girls in technology with the aim of getting more women exposed to technology careers.

 

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