Thoughts from Women to Watch celebration May 15, 2012Posted by Connie Chow in Executive Director Musings, General Post, women in science.
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It was such an exceptional experience (though it shouldn’t) to be in a roomful of highly accomplished women. It was certainly an honor for me to be recognized as a woman to watch by Mass High Tech, amidst CEOs, principal investigators and leads of biopharma, technology and engineering endeavors. It is to Mass High Tech and the selection committee’s credit to recognize that STEM education, even informal education, as squarely a field within science, technology and engineering.
Awardees’ stories were inspirational and instructive (we were told to share advice as if with a sixth grader). Risk taking, perseverance, hard work, finding passion were major themes.
I share mine below.
A: Art is just as important as science.
B. Beautiful experiences are worth hoarding. Beautiful things: worth a look, keep a few.
C. Curiosity keeps you from being cornered by boredom.
D: Dare to think and be different.
E: Eat for enjoyment. Food is a gift.
F: Fail with flair.
G: Goblins may be Outside Over There, but that’s the only way to grow (Note: Hat tip to Maurice Sendak who just passed away).
H. Heroes are ordinary people making themselves extraordinary. And remember, heroes holler and so can you.
I. Imagination is powerful. Imagine yourself full of power.
J. Jump for joy, for your own success and other’s, and for no reason at all.
Feeling fancy. Awards abound in the SCFG family! April 17, 2012Posted by Science Club for Girls in SCFG News.
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We are so proud to be part of a family of staff members, advisors and volunteers who exemplify volunteerism, mentoring and personal excellence, as wonderful human beings, and as women in STEM. Here’s a list of awards received recently.
2011 Catalyst Award honoree and SCFG Ambassador Dr. Tayyaba Hasan was honored by the National Postdoctoral Association with their 10th Anniversary Mentor Award.
Kristin Solomon, co-founder of the Northeastern Chapter of Science Club for Girls was distinguished as one of the 100 most influential seniors at the university.
The NU Science Club for Girls received the Organization Award for Community Service at the 2012 Student Life Awards.
And last but not least former board member Rosalyn Britt, MPH, was honored at the 2nd Annual Women of Purpose Awards sponsored by the South Middlesex County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in winter 2011. The award is given to women in Metrowest who are transforming lives and impacting their communities.