Being a woman in STEM is just an added stress on top of a demanding field.
So often you feel like everyone expects you to mess up because you’re a woman. You have to work even harder to try and surpass the class because If you don’t, you’re a ditz, as was expected. Don’t worry if you’re a genus or slow to learn or holding the class average, there’s already an opinion of you. You can only disprove it by being the best and even then there’s still that added pressure.
Don’t forget, since STEM is still male-dominated in the generation running our schools and research, you’ll probably be subject to unwanted flirtations and advances from the men who’s projects you once wanted to work on.
Until a couple generations die (because young students now are getting closer to the 50/50 point) this won’t go away for awhile.
i dont think yall realise its illegal to take a picture of someone and put it on a social media site without asking their permission and i know thats really cliche of me to say but i mean honestly stop taking pictures of strangers you find attractive and putting it on tumblr
This must be the most beautiful DIY tutorial I have ever seen. And it so happens to be in style of this weekend. Found on Ulicam, a very nice blog by Ulrika Kestere, photographer and illustrator. For the whole tutorial and lot’s of inspiration, click here.
If you haven’t already heard, there will be a lunar eclipse tonight! Below is a guide to watching the eclipse (eastern standard time).
The umbra (the fully shaded inner region of earth’s shadow) will begin to cross the moon at 2:00 am.
Total eclipse will begin at 3:06 am, middle of totality will be at 3:46 am. If you’re willing to get up a little earlier, you can catch the total eclipse before it ends at 4:24 am.
There will still be 75% coverage at 4:41 am. The moon will be leaving the umbra at 5:33 am. Most of the pretty visuals will be over then, but if you want to watch the prenumbral (outer) shadow will fade away 5:53 am.
Click Here to see info about the eclipse from NASA.
Space.com has a great article describing the lunar eclipse process.
Click Here for images related to tonight’s eclipse— along with a visibility map to see if the eclipse will be visible in your area.
If you cannot watch the eclipse tonight due to weather or location, NASA will be streaming the lunar eclipse Here.
Before the eclipse happens, note that Mars and Earth will be the closest they have been in seven years- only 57 million miles apart! You should be able to see Mars tonight (it will appear to be a bright red star- make sure it’s not twinkling) just above the moon.
The Moon and Mars will be in a straight alignment with the brightest star in the constellation Virgo with Saturn trailing just below the three of them. Lots of bright pretty things to look at tonight!