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Anonymous sent: Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it

scorponis:

semehammer:

polymath4ever:

drkrislynn:

muchtoofullofsand:

hannahoort:

astropheminism:

nonlinearfluctuations:

chemistry-of-chaos:

dinostuck:

scientistsarepeopletoo:

adventuresinchemistry:

smilesandvials:

shychemist:

It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

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Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.
But…
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It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
So, uh, screw that.
If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.

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I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.

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imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA

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Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 

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Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:

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Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
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And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

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Oh, me? What do I do? I try to understand why superbursts happen in neutron stars! This is important because: they shouldn’t happen but they do. And the implications could be astoundingly helpful for things like, oh I don’t know, nuclear fusion.

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Oh, just me, at a conference after presenting this:

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"don’t belong there"?! excuse you! 
Im not a science tumblr but i am a girl and a geologist so i kinda prove you wrong…?

In the Sorbas Basin finding fossilised bird trackways and fossilised rain drops
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Using HCl to dissolve solnhofen plattenkalk (limestones) to make plastic copies of exceptional fossils  

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On board the HMS Discovery, a state of the art scientific ship which anchors at the NOC (national oceanography centre Southampton)

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Doing some geological mapping and fieldwork in Ingleton Yorkshire

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So yeh anon, you’re wrong and very very very outdated in your opinions 

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Sorry, anon:  I’d love to stay and chat, but I’m afraid I’m too busy living in the future.

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Dang anon by the time I was 22 I had already worked for a geology department at a museum, a lab at a university, and was a lab technician for a hospital.

Oh and my girlfriend interned for a cancer research facility before graduating from high school.

^ Said girlfriend. I also interned at a bioprocessing lab in high school, and I am going study biochemistry/molecular biology at a top liberal arts college.

I wanna do this!

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I graduated Summa Cum Laude last year with a BS in Biochem and now I’m a grad student in Genetics at one of the top med schools in the country, currently working in a stem cell lab.

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Picture of one of my induced pluripotent stem cell colonies I made, they are fucking cute.

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Picture of messy bench

Also my labmate Anna took the pic of me and she is also a badass science lady women make rad scientists and Anon is on crack

I graduated with a M.S. Plant Science degree where I focused on plant genetics and breeding.

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Here’s me presenting my data from my Masters research (My lovely friend on the far left is also a science lady!)

I’ve presented at a large national viticulture and enology conference with my data.

I would have been Magna Cum Laude if my graduate program had used that system.

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Funny, my group of friends seem to be okay with women in the sciences.

I’m currently working at one of the most progressive agriculture research companies researching effects of proteins on insects. I’m planning to move up in the ranks soon with more plant breeding-based work.

weareallstarstuff:

Archangel

weareallstarstuff:

Archangel

orions-view:

Crux  and Auriga 

orions-view:

Hercules and Scorpius 

newsweek:

NASA 360: 
45 years ago Neil Armstrong took that small step onto the surface of our moon forever changing the course of history. Now, NASA is on a new Path to Mars. 
In fact, the first humans who will step foot on Mars are already walking the Earth today.

newsweek:

NASA 360: 

45 years ago Neil Armstrong took that small step onto the surface of our moon forever changing the course of history. Now, NASA is on a new Path to Mars. 


In fact, the first humans who will step foot on Mars are already walking the Earth today.

vurtual:

The Moon at dawn - Iceland (by *Jonina*)

vurtual:

The Moon at dawn - Iceland (by *Jonina*)

actegratuit:

Toskana,

Andreas Bobanac

ageofdestruction:

claudette: Surface of Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 10 April 2008.

On the Vastitas Borealis. Believe this image runs about 660 km from 79°N 55°E to 68°N 62°E.

Composite of 3 visible light images for colour and one monochrome for detail. Colour balance is not naturalistic.

Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.

(Source: ultrafacts)

messier51:

From the AIP Astronomy Enrollments and Degrees survey results report

Which manages to do a really good job of reiterating that astronomy is doing so much better than physics with enrollment percentages of women about twice as high as theirs

I’m glad that’s your take home message from this. 

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odditiesoflife:

Stars Become the Night

Australian photographer Lincoln Harrison captivated the world with his first Star Trails collection with surreal swirls of stars in the night sky, created using long-exposure techniques. Recently, Harrison added a new collection titled Nightscapes to his gallery and it’s just as breathtaking. In this series, the stars seem to be just out of reach, shining like suspended diamonds in a colorful night sky.

Harrison uses the same technique of long-exposure frames to capture the brilliant movements of the stars. He shoots the night sky separately with a creative zoom technique, and then layers the images in post-production. His entire collection can be viewed at his site.

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Cairns Eclipse 2012

Cairns Eclipse 2012

lastuli:

While you’re still trying to figure out where you stand in this “two sided” “conflict”, Gaza is being bombarded. Over ten family houses have been struck; 14 people killed and 25 are injured so far.

earth-song:

Kauai - the fourth largest island of the Hawaiian archipelago, it is only proschad 1433 sq.km. The island has only one main road, which is pretty loaded. Sometimes the traffic lights can stand 3 minutes, waiting for the green signal.
Natural scenery in Kauai was filmed many movies and TV shows, shooting one of them happened to watch me.Around the mountains on the island falls on average about 11,700 mm of rainfall per year, which is one of the world records and makes this place widely regarded as one of the wettest in the world.
Middle of the island rises Vayleale extinct volcano, whose height is 1569 m
Believed that Kauai was the first island settled by Polynesians. But what’s interesting - now on the island can be found EVERYWHERE chickens and roosters. They are just as equal citizens of the island. No they are not hunting, becausethe island has no animal-hunters, even mongooses.Much of the population lives in the west of the island, on the coast of Coconut. Currently, the island’s population is about 56 000 people. The schools are taught in their native language and in English.Mountains on the island covered with lush tropical forests with lots of waterfalls.Vailua Falls. As I wanted to shoot there, but could not find the approach to the waterfall itself. Had to settle for a top view. The photo shows the funny treetops - Monkey tree
  by duch