Tag Archive: STEM

The Physics of Plants with Teressa Alexander

  “When I was growing up in the Caribbean, I never met someone who looked like me who was a scientist. I never saw it on TV. I never saw it portrayed in… Continue reading

Being Black in Science

Black. Lives. Matter. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. An unending macabre list of names, stretching back years, decades, centuries. They are victims of terrorism, injustice heaped upon injustice… Continue reading

Pushing Past the Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt like you’re not really as smart as others think you are? Do you question your capacity to lead? Do you think you’re a fraud? Everyone feels this at some… Continue reading

What I Learned From a Group of Undergrad Science Students

I was recently asked to sit on a panel at Ryerson University for the RySciMatch program geared towards undergraduate science students. There were five other panelists, all from varying backgrounds with quite interesting personal stories… Continue reading

Safer Skincare: Toxic Free with Jenise Lee

“Studies say that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their life time. In my family, both my aunt and brother were diagnosed with cancer… Continue reading

Superwoman in Science: Samantha Yammine

“[…]It’s not surprising people are not used to the idea of young women (including those who like to wear a bit of mascara) being scientists: scientists are usually portrayed in pop culture as… Continue reading