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It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.
Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.
They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.
You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.
Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.
It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do.
So, uh, screw that.
If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.
I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.
Best way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA
Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish.
I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program.
Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon?
Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?
At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:
Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop
Oh, me? What do I do? I try to understand why superbursts happen in neutron stars! This is important because: they shouldn’t happen but they do. And the implications could be astoundingly helpful for things like, oh I don’t know, nuclear fusion.
Oh, just me, at a conference after presenting this:
"don’t belong there"?! excuse you!
Im not a science tumblr but i am a girl and a geologist so i kinda prove you wrong…?
In the Sorbas Basin finding fossilised bird trackways and fossilised rain drops
Using HCl to dissolve solnhofen plattenkalk (limestones) to make plastic copies of exceptional fossils
On board the HMS Discovery, a state of the art scientific ship which anchors at the NOC (national oceanography centre Southampton)
Doing some geological mapping and fieldwork in Ingleton Yorkshire
So yeh anon, you’re wrong and very very very outdated in your opinions
Sorry, anon: I’d love to stay and chat, but I’m afraid I’m too busy living in the future.
Google is your friend. Get intimate with it. There are a lot of databases/lists of internships floating around, but you usually have to dig a bit to find them.
Here’s an incomplete list of ones I’ve personally taken note of. Most are in the US or the UK, and they’re mostly available to international students. There are MANY more programs open to US and EU citizens; you guys have a lot more options.
LISTS of STEM internships/programs in all fields:
- Berkeley (geared towards Medical/Health Sciences but with lots of general links too)
- DAAD RISE (in Germany)
- Database at Pathways to Science (HEAPS of stuff to search through)
- National Science Foundation’s list of REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates)
- Nature (science writing AND general STEM)
- New Scientist
- Smithsonian (SO MANY)
Specific STEM fields:
Astronomy and Physics
- ASTRON/JIVE Summer Student Programme 2013
- Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (CRESST)
- Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) Summer Intern in Planetary Science
- Space Telescope Science Institute: Research Space Astronomy Summer Program
- University of Colorado, Boulder - 2014 REU Program in Solar and Space Physics
- University of Arkansas: Summer Research Internships for Undergraduates with the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences
- LIST at APS Physics
- LIST at AstroBetter
- LIST at University of Iowa
- REALLY LONG LIST at Carleton University
- Alaska Sealife Center
- Natural History Research Experiences
- SERC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
- LIST at UC Davis
- LIST at U Iillinois
- ARCHIVES at Ecolog
- AAO Student Fellowship Program
- Australian Gemini Undergraduate Summer Studentships
- CASS Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship Program 2013
- CSIRO vacation scholarships
- International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
- Macquarie University - Summer Vacation Research Scholarships
- University of New South Wales
- UNSW Exoplanetary Science Vacation Scholarships
- UQ Summer Research Scholarship Program
- Vacation Scholarships in Astronomy at CAS
LISTS of Science Writing Internships:
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (including an internship for minorities)
- Nature (science writing AND general STEM)
- Washington & Jefferson College
Specific Science Writing Internships
- AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship
- Australian Geographic
- Brookhaven National Laboratory
- European Southern Observatory
- New Scientist (2013 link, but keep an eye on it for 2014 openings)
- Wellcome Trust
- Wired Magazine
Basically, do your research, because this is a hugely incomplete list, but hopefully this gets you started.
Spread this around! My extensive Googling skills have to be good for something.
This is a great list of resources and we wanted to add the list of research opportunities available across the University of California system (although there are a few listed above.)
*Research opportunities cover both STEM fields as well as the social sciences and humanities:
- UC Berkeley undergraduate research
- UC Davis undergraduate research & summer research
- UC Irvine undergraduate research
- UCLA summer research programs
- UC Merced grad-prep programs
- UC Riverside undergraduate research & mentoring summer research program
- UCSD undergraduate research & summer research
- UCSF summer research program
- UCSB undergraduate research
- UC Santa Cruz undergraduate research
Another way to go about it would be to identify research topics that interest you and then find faculty members at a university who are conducting research in those areas. After familiarizing yourself a bit with their work, send them an email or schedule a meeting to learn more about what they do. They may be able to offer you more specific guidance in your field of interest or have research projects that you could potentially work on.
Or there may be more informal ways to gain research experience. You may be able to work under the guidance of a faculty member, even if the professor is not an official research program mentor. Some professors may be willing to supervise an independent research project.