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Women in Science and Engineering: 50 Must-Read Bloggers

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"Women have long played an important role in scientific developments and discourse, however, this role has historically received relatively less recognition and coverage as compared to their male counterparts. Over the last few years, however, blogging has opened up a way for leading women in science to bring to light the important improvements women have made, the struggles they still encounter, and the strategies they set up for their work to be recognized."

Scientiae: Stories of and from women in science, engineering, technology and math.

Women in Science: This blog is dedicated to the women in science and engineering, past and present.

FemaleScienceProfessor: Women professors in the physical sciences: a few. Women professors in the physical sciences at research universities: even fewer. Women full professors in physical sciences at research universities, especially mine: infinitesimal. But we exist.

Field Notes from an Evolutionary Psychologist: A newly employed PhD who conducts interdisciplinary research on primate behavior.

Sciencewomen: A scientist and an engineer being the change we want to see.

Cocktail Party Physics: Physics with a twist!

FairerScience Weblog: This blog is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Program (NSF). The purpose of this blog is for researchers and spokespersons for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to be able to adequately report their findings. This allows policy makers, educators and parents to comprehend findings and make choices based on them.

The Happy Scientist: A 6th year PhD student shares her experiences and frustrations.

A Lady Scientist: Chronicling a journey through graduate school.

The Culture of Chemistry: The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Chemistry.

Eye on DNA: How will it change your life?

Blue Lab Coats: A Female with kids balancing academic science and home.

We Can Sleep Later: Another untenured biologist navigating science and the world.

Thesis - with Children: A woman of color and mother of two PhD student at an Ivy League University in one of those (white)male-dominated fields. "Basically, I'm as close as a single point can come to being a complete data set."

On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess: A physiologist at a major research university blogging about balancing her research career with the demands of raising small children, how to succeed as a woman in academia, and anything else she finds interesting.

Dr. Jekyll & Mrs. Hyde: A postdoc in the biological sciences who can't decide if she works too much or not enough. The title and pseudonym? One name at work, another at home.

Drug Monkey: Focuses on women in the biomedical research industry.

ChemicalBiLOLogy: Help this chemical biologist find the true meaning of Chemical Biology.

ScientistMother: raising my own little experiment: A scientist who is also a mom brings light to motherhood and how it is like raising your own experiment.

Lecturer Notes: A professor of chemistry focuses on creating ways to make chemistry a more popular subject.

Candid Engineer in Academia: Insight into Science and Academia from the perspective of a tell-it-like-it-is postdoctoral engineer.

The Musings of a Life-Long Scholar: Learn helpful tips on life experience in and out of science from this seasoned geologist.

See Jane Compute: The goal of this blog is to help inform laymen of technology and its effects on society, science, and culture.

A Natural Scientist: From writing her thesis, working a full time job, and even expecting a baby, this scientist has her hands full.

RRResearch: Hoping to give non-scientists some insight into what real research is like by thinking about research into the mechanism, function and evolution of DNA uptake by Haemophilus influenzae and other bacteria.

Now, what was I doing?: The adventures of being a single female scientist.

What a recently tenured college professor shouldn't be doing: Being a recently tenured Associate Professor has not lightened the pressure for this scientist.

unbalanced reaction:
Experiences of a recent female science PhD attempting to solve her two-body problem.

Life as I know it: A recent PhD gives you a glimpse of the challenges facing women scientist today. From job searching to interviewing, she has covered all the bases when it comes to working in her field.

Candidate Models: Stories showing that there are still obstacles for women who are interested in pursuing science.

Dimorphic Blogs: Random posting on Geology and Paleontology with a bit of spunk thrown in.

Thus Spake Zuska: An extremely feministic professor of engineering and science speaks freely about the denial of the scientific community to open their doors to anyone but white males. Her points are very sharp and cut throat when she talks about gender, race, class, and sexual orientation mattering all the time.

PodBlack Cat - Science, Superstitions and Skeptical life: An archive of blog articles featuring entries and essays on STEM careers for women, gender issues, research on superstition and education of science.

Ambivalent Academic: Written by a grad student in biology working on her PhD.

Canadian Girl Postdoc in America: A blog chronicling the saga of a first year African - American postdoc from Canada.

Adventures in Ethics and Science: A blog on science with a philosophical twist.

Aetiology: Discussing causes, origins, evolution and implications of disease and other phenomena.

biophemera: Focus particularly on genetics, developmental biology and philosophy of science; but also has some helpful hints and opinions on being a female scientist.

Discovering Biology in a Digital World: A microbiologist and molecular biologist turned tenured biotech faculty turned bioinformatics scientist turned entrepreneur.

Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge: Offers wisdom and knowledge as she discusses the impact science has on our culture.

Raising Scientists: A blog about the ups and downs of a rookie professor of mathematics and science as she starts her teaching career and contemplates her students work and behavior.

Janus Professor, My Travels in a Two-Body Life: Two-Body Academic Careers, Babies, and Musings.

The Neighborhood Toxicologist: S
ummarizes information on chemical contaminants that impact our daily lives and our environment.

The Bean Chronicles: A day in the life of a scientist, mother, wife and writer as she struggles with starting a new job away from academia.

Pretty Hard: A somewhat daily account of one student's epic struggle to complete her dissertation.

Just a girl:
The life of just another girl trying to make it in science.

All of My Faults Are Stress Related:  A 40-ish geology professor at a public liberal arts college in the Rockies writes about reducing stress by changing her rheology, or maybe by walking to work and looking at the pretty mountains.

Curiosity killed the cat: But will it kill the grad student?

Volcanista: A volcanista is a woman who loves, researches, and at least occasionally visits volcanoes.

The Ethical Palaeontologist: A palaeontology student living in West London funding her own part-time PhD because it's cheaper than going full-time.


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