Women in STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, math and medicine) are rocking it in the world today, doing amazing 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! That is the goal our “living” Women in STEAM Lifeology card deck!
Each month, we feature at least two new women in this living digital card deck, based on women nominated here. But all women nominated are also featured in this monthly Women in STEAM blog post.
For the month of July, we’ve featured three new amazing women in STEAM in our illustrated card deck!
Tremie Gregory, a research scientist at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute who pioneered camera traps in the canopy to study mammals that live in the treetops! Learn more about Tremie here!
Julie Rorrer, a chemical engineer at MIT who is helping turn molecules from waste such as plastics into higher value chemicals and fuels! She is also the founder of ColorMePhD (a science coloring book series!). Her PhD thesis work at UC Berkeley was centered around catalytically converting biomass-derived platform molecules to renewable fuels and lubricants.
Melody Rose Serra, a tech instructor who helps teach science and coding to kids and young adults! Melody is also a talented artist and has created art with us here at Lifeology! Check out her Instagram for awesome art as well as free online science classes and activities for kiddos.
Other Women in STEAM who inspired us this month!
Danica Glenda Pinto is originally from India but is based in the UK. According to Siddhartha Dash (who nominated her), she is “hardworking, joyful and a kind person who is devoting her time to promote scientific thinking in young minds and also non-scientific people.” Danica recently completed a PhD in physical chemistry – she helped to design a portable acetone detected based on UV-LED technology with potential applications in atmospheric chemistry and medical diagnostics. But today she is working as a science communicator! She recently won the I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! online science outreach event in the Molecules Zone in March, 2020. She has also started a science blog called Itsy Bitsy Sciencey to keep herself involved with communicating science to the public.
She loves chemistry, is an amazing photographer, and she loves dogs!
“I have learned from Danica to never give up and keep working towards my goals.”- Siddhartha Dash