What I Talk About When I Talk About Women in STEM

Oct 01 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

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!

You can find us on the web, Twitter and Facebook.

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.

2 responses so far

  • Scicurious says:

    Welcome! Great to have you!

  • Saif says:

    Steve,20 years from now, the public scholos in Compton, CA will have lower average test scores than the public scholos in Beverly Hills, CA.Your claim is about as scientific as me saying the sun will rise tomorrow, and that's physics' (and not saying anything else).Just because you're saying something about the world that's probably right, doesn't make it science. I'm sure you would get 85% right, but without empirical data to support your claim, it's just pattern recognition and guesswork. I could predict the rising of the sun every day until the end of the world, but unless I think about gravitation and make some measurements, I'm not doing The Science Thing.What you say plays into the hands of those who would claim that social science isn't science at all.