Women In STEM

Dr. Chiara Mingarelli [Image: Flatiron Institute]

Meet A Rocket Woman: Dr. Chiara Mingarelli, Astrophysicist, Flatiron Institute

Rocket Women are thrilled to feature astrophysicist and trailblazing role model Dr.Chiara Mingarelli. Chiara tells Rocket Women about how she was inspired as a child by Eve Curie’s biography of her mother, Marie Curie, the importance of supporting those marginalized in STEM and giving a talk to Jeff Bezos at the Amazon MARS event! Tell me about your …

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Kristen Facciol, Robotics Flight Controller, Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 – Meet A Rocket Woman: Kristen Facciol, Robotics Flight Controller, Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Happy International Women’s Day 2018! On International Women’s Day, Rocket Women are celebrating the achievements of trailblazing women in space! This week we’re featuring Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Robotics Flight Controller Kristen Facciol! Growing up in Canada, Kristen was inspired by the achievements of Canadian astronauts Roberta Bondar and Julie Payette and always hoped that she could be …

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Canadian Space Agency - Girls In Science (Copyright: Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

UN International Day of Women & Girls In Science 2018: Inspiring The Next Generation

It’s The International Day of Women and Girls in Science! The possibilities of careers in space are endless! What are YOU going to be? For an overview: https://t.co/utzrEBGJIU. pic.twitter.com/83rQx4vfQP — CanadianSpaceAgency (@csa_asc) February 11, 2018 The 11th of February marks the United Nations International Day of Women In Science, a day celebrating the achievements of trailblazing …

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Alyssa Carson, 16, Future Astronaut

Meet The Next Generation of Rocket Women: Alyssa Carson,16, Future Astronaut

Alyssa Carson is a regular teenager, except alongside impressively taking her classes at school in four languages (English, French, Spanish, Chinese), she’s training to become an astronaut and travel to Mars. Alyssa is the youngest person to graduate from the Advanced Space Academy and the first person to complete every NASA space camp in the world! …

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Kim Kowal Arcand (Image credit: Brittanny Taylor)

Meet A Rocket Woman: Kim Kowal Arcand, Science Visualization Lead, NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory & Author

  As the Visualization Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory observatory, Kim Kowal Arcand transforms data into stories to communicate about the Universe. With an impressive background, combining an undergraduate education in molecular biology, and a graduate degree in computer science from Harvard University, Kim talks to Rocket Women about the wonders of NASA’s Chandra Observatory and her crucial role, …

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Super Cool Scientists Illustration of NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir, by Illustrator Yvonne Page [Super Cool Scientists]

Super Cool Scientists – A Colouring Book Celebrating Women In Science

If you’re looking for a birthday present or stocking filler this Christmas, look no further than the brilliant Super Cool Scientists by Sara MacSorley. Sara has created a masterpiece of stunning illustrations celebrating 22 women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), perfect for your niece, nephew or yourself to colour in! Super Cool Scientists was created to …

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Natalie Gogins working in NASA Mission Control Center at the CRONUS Console

Meet The NASA Rocket Women That Kept The Space Station Flying During Hurricane Harvey: Part 4

In a special four-part feature Rocket Women are highlighting the untold stories of the dedicated Orbit1 team. NASA’s Orbit1 team remained in Mission Control at NASA Johnson Space Center to tirelessly battle Hurricane Harvey, keeping the space station flying and the astronauts safe onboard. These amazing individuals slept in Mission Control for days through the hurricane, maintaining communication and support from the ground to the …

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Fiona Turett working in NASA's Mission Control Center during Hurricane Harvey

Meet The NASA Rocket Women That Kept The Space Station Flying During Hurricane Harvey: Part 3

Rocket Women are highlighting the untold stories of the dedicated Orbit1 team that remained in Mission Control at NASA Johnson Space Center to tirelessly battle Hurricane Harvey, keeping the space station flying and the astronauts onboard safe. The third of this special 4-part series (Part 2 here) features Orbit1’s Fiona Turett, ADCO – Attitude Determination and Control Officer in NASA’s Mission Control. …

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Jessica Tramaglini on-console in NASA's Mission Control Center [Copyright: NASA, Photographer: Bill Stafford]

Meet The NASA Rocket Women That Kept The Space Station Flying During Hurricane Harvey: Part 2

In a special four-part feature, Rocket Women are highlighting the untold stories of the dedicated Orbit1 team that remained in Mission Control at NASA Johnson Space Center to tirelessly battle Hurricane Harvey, keeping the space station flying and the astronauts onboard safe. These resilient individuals slept in Mission Control for days through the hurricane, maintaining communication and support from the ground …

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Vinita Marwaha Madill representing Rocket Women at the Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank in the UK!

Rocket Women Featured At The Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank, UK

I’m excited to share that Rocket Women featured at the Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank in the UK last weekend! The festival is an amazing culmination of science, technology and music, with headliners including Orbital, Alt-J and the Pixies, alongside well-known science communicators including Helen Keen, Tim O’Brien, Chris Lintott, Angela Saini and Helen Czerski. The aim of …

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