Women in STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, math and medicine) are rocking it in the world today, doing excellent but often under-promoted work. We want more people to know about these women and their work, including girls who might dream of careers in STEAM fields! We’ve partnered with 500 Women Scientists to feature women and gender diverse folks from their Gage search platform in a unique Lifeology card series, which we’ve now updated for August here!
Continue reading to learn more about this month’s featured woman!
Dr. Carrie Diaz Eaton is featured in our Gage Scientists Who Inspire deck. She is an Associate Professor of Digital & Computational Studies at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She is also a co-founder and current Consortium Director of Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education & Synthesis (QUBES), which is a virtual and inclusive space for STEM education activities, resources, and discussion. She is also a member of the Gage search platform.
As a mathematical biologist by training and STEM education researcher by passion, Dr. Diaz Eaton is devoted to breaking down barriers in STEM and fighting for equity and inclusion within math, science, and technology. She is co-founder and lead Principal Investigator of the Institute for a Racially Just, Inclusive, and Open STEM Education, a virtual synthesis center that supports a collaborative network of leaders who are using open education to transform STEM education towards justice and equity.
Dr. Diaz Eation is also the current chair of the Mathematical Association of America Committee on Minority participation in mathematics and an NSF Fellow for advanced research methods (SIARM) for STEM education research. She is a proud first-generation Latinx mathematician. Her father is from Peru.
I want to help educate the next generation of interdisciplinary mathematicians and also help prepare other faculty to educate at the boundaries of mathematics and biology. – Dr. Carrie Diaz Eaton