Looking Back on 2018: Scientist-Politicians Make a Wave in the Midterm Elections

by Helen H. Kang For scientist-politicians in the US, 2018 was a landmark year. Following November’s Midterm Elections, seven scientists will head to Washington to serve on the US Congress.1 At the state and local level, over 70 scientists across the country ran for political offices.2 The strength of this pro-science movement at every level … Continue reading Looking Back on 2018: Scientist-Politicians Make a Wave in the Midterm Elections

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500 Women Scientists NYC Hosts 2018 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to Increase the Visibility of Women in STEM

by Laura GarcĂ­a Ibáñez Wikipedia has become one of the most commonly accessed web page for information. As 90% of Wikipedia editors are males,* it is not surprising that many notable women and non-white scientists are lacking Wikipedia pages. Furthermore, many existing pages for women scientists are obsolete, lacking relevant information about their work, or providing … Continue reading 500 Women Scientists NYC Hosts 2018 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to Increase the Visibility of Women in STEM

500 Women Scientists NYC Co-hosts Imagine Science Film Festival Shorts Program “Through the Singularity”

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by Elena Giorgi On Saturday October 13, we co-hosted Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) Short Program Through the Singularity at Littlefield, Brooklyn. ISFF is a film festival founded by a group of graduate students at Rockefeller University, which now produces annual science film festivals all over the world. ISFF is dedicated to the appreciation of science … Continue reading 500 Women Scientists NYC Co-hosts Imagine Science Film Festival Shorts Program “Through the Singularity”

Fall Happy Hour Co-hosted by EcoWomen NYC x 500WS NYC

by Laura GarcĂ­a Ibáñez On Thursday September 27, we had the pleasure of co-hosting our first happy hour of the fall/winter season with EcoWomen NYC. EcoWomen's mission is to inspire and empower women to become leaders in the environmental community through educational and professional development opportunities. Their mission is fully aligned with that of 500WS - … Continue reading Fall Happy Hour Co-hosted by EcoWomen NYC x 500WS NYC