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Women in Science Summit 2016

UPDATE from Jonathan Eisen 3/17/2017 8:30 AM.

I was futzing around with the microBEnet web site and I think I may have converted this from a “DRAFT” post to a “PUBLISHED” post without the author’s permission.  I am checking into this.


Last week the California Academy of Sciences held a Women in Science Summit in San Francisco. The event featured many impressive and prominent women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, as well as a few male scientists who believe in promoting diversity in science. More than 100 graduate students and postdocs attended the event, which sold out in 24 hours. The goal was to help pave the way for the next generation of women in science through sharing stories, science and sisterhood.

Here are some of the take home messages from these inspiring folks:

A lot of us were into science from a young age.

It helps to have parents who foster your curiosity.

Do unto fish as you would have them do unto us. -Sylvia Earle

Think about how you can be a better mentor, not who can mentor you.

In case you missed it, you can watch the talks here.

Other links that were mentioned and worth checking out:
The Confidence Gap

Holly Ganz

Holly Ganz is a project scientist at UC Davis working with Jonathan Eisen on the microbiomes of built environments where animals live.

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