My name is Ann Hoang and I am thrilled to kick off October with the opportunity to guest blog here at Scientopia. In 2010 I founded a website called STEMinist, which focuses on women in Science, Tech, Engineering and Math. Over the next two weeks I hope to share with you our most popular feature: profiles of STEMinists doing awesome things.
While the issues surrounding women in STEM are complex and multi-layered, my goal with STEMinist has been and continues to be straightforward: visibility. It is visibility in the form of presenting news and topics that otherwise get lost in the torrent of social media, visibility achieved by featuring women in diverse STEM fields and stages of their career, and the visibility that comes about through highlighting the voices of an underrepresented community.
Please feel free to suggest topics and STEMinists to feature in upcoming profiles!
As for myself, I am a Software Engineer for a research group at the University of Oregon, where I lead a team that builds applications used by schools to manage their Positive Behavior Support implementations.