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Call for Submissions: #STEMtoo Zine

Sexual harassment and violence are so pervasive in STEM fields that we are second only to the military, according to a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. As awareness increases, so do the activist-led movements to hold our institutions accountable, like the #MeTooSTEM blog and the many petitions started by Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin. Yet, despite the high profile cases breaking like clockwork, cases continue to be swept under the rug and mishandled by the systems and offices intended to support us. There continues to be no satisfactory method for survivors to heal and prevent further harm...

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Felix Moronta Barrios / Persea Foundation - Héroes Científicos Latinoamericanos Calendar

Felix Moronta Barrios / Persea Foundation - Héroes Científicos Latinoamericanos Calendar

Dr. Felix Moronta Barrios is a microbiology and food security researcher and founder of the Persea Magazine and Foundation. With the rest of the Persea team, Felix created the 2018 Calendar of Scientific Heroes, with each month's spread profiling a different exceptional Latin American scientist. Next, they are creating a 2019 calendar. Our mission is to produce the best contents of science communication. We use intellectually seductive narratives and artistically aesthetic designs for achieving our goal. We build bridges between specialized science and non-specialists, creating and fostering solid links between science and Latin society. ... The 2018 Calendar of Scientific...

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Kevin Monk and Project Bridge - The Science Gong Show

Kevin Monk and Project Bridge - The Science Gong Show

Kevin Monk is a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University in neuroscience and has been the co-president of the Johns Hopkins chapter of Project Bridge, a science outreach organization. In order to make science education more fun and to provide real-time feedback for scientists, he plans to organize Science Gong Shows. In this event, scientists present their work to an audience of non-scientists at a local bar or restaurant. The presenter may not use slides or jargon (words and phrases which are only understood by other scientists). The audience is encouraged to be active participants during the talk. Using cowbells...

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Ashley Gilliam - “Bloom: A Showcase of Science and Art”

Ashley Gilliam - “Bloom: A Showcase of Science and Art”

Ashley Gilliam is an undergraduate researcher at Western Kentucky University majoring in Psychology and Anthropology with a minor in Neuroscience. Ashley aims to organize a public art exhibit in Bowling Green, Kentucky what will merge science and art. This exhibit, titled “Bloom: A Showcase of Science and Art” will be open to both scientists who love art and artists who love science. It will consist of work demonstrating the beauty and intrigue of various areas of science while explaining scientific concepts to the nonscientific community. A call will be made for art based on a scientific concept of the creator’s...

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Darya Task and Project Bridge - Brain Infinity Room

Darya Task and Project Bridge - Brain Infinity Room

Darya Task is a PhD student in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University and is the leader of the Communication Committee for Project Bridge, an organization dedicated to science outreach. Together with her committee, they aim to create an "infinity room" inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama.  By covering all of the surfaces of a room with mirrors, combined with lighting and various sculptural elements inside the space, theartist creates the sense of an unending expanse surrounding the viewer. This concept also lends itself to the vastness of the human brain, with its billions of interconnected neurons. The goal of this project is to...

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