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Tomorrow, CUNY marches for science!

Tomorrow, 350 CUNY science advocates across 10 campuses will be marching for science! Over 30,000 people have registered for March for Science NYC, joining over 500 cities around the world to celebrate and defend publicly-funded science for the common good.

CUNY March for Science NYC Route (map)

At 9:30am, more than 150 of us will meet at Macaulay Honors College (35 W 67th St.) to grab snacks, coffee, and make some last-minute signs. At 10am, we will swing up to Verdi Square to meet a group of 100-150 from Queens College*. Together, we will enter the march at 71st & Columbus Ave, moving South on Central Park West to the rally stage at 62nd. You will not be able to enter the march except at 64th, 68th, & 71st**. The 64th and 68th St. entrances will be closed once Central Park West fills up at each of these streets. You will not be able to enter the march from Central Park (exit into Central Park is permitted, but not re-entry). Marchers will be lined up along Central Park West from 61st stretching north.
At 11:30am, the march will begin at 61st St, heading South along the East side of Columbus Circle, and down Broadway towards 52nd St. As the march approaches 52nd street, groups will be directed so that the march disperses without causing a bottleneck for those behind them. Marchers will be encouraged to join the City’s Earth Day celebration with Car Free NYC.

Some Tips

  • Wear your CUNY swag, #nolabcoatsrequired
  • Bring as little as possible: photo ID, small amount of cash, credit card, fully charged cell phone, and 2-3 emergency contacts written on paper in case your phone is lost. Backpacks and large bags are discouraged
  • During the march, drop coins into plastic bottles to use as shakers. After the march, donate the coins and recycle the bottles.
Please follow @CUNYWomeninSTEM on Twitter, where we will be sharing our most up-to-date info. I will look for tweets tagged #M4SNYC to retweet.
Thanks to the DSC and USS for their support, and Kelly O’Donnell at Macaulay for offering to host us!

* Baruch College has been instructed to meet at 60th & Central Park West and will enter the march separately.

** those with mobility issues can enter at 61st & Broadway, email jill@marchforscience.nyc to arrange accessibility accommodations.

March with CUNY for Science!

Kelly O’Donnell, the Director at Science Forward at Macaulay Honors College has graciously offered to host the launching pad for all CUNY folks, groups and friends who want to March for Science together. We will meet at Macaulay at 9:30am. RSVP as we would like to provide some grab-and-go snacks sponsored by the DSC and USS. Here is a map of our meeting point, likely route to enter the march, and path of the march. If you have any special needs, such as accessibility accommodations, please send an email to mfsnyc.march@gmail.com.

Defiance for Science poster for the March for ScienceFollow @CUNYWomeninSTEM on Twitter for updates about our CUNY group. Please mention us when you are tweeting about #M4SNYC!

The above is for those who want to march with CUNY. Please check the official March for Science NYC‘s communication channels for the most up-to-date march information.

CUNY Women in STEM supports the March for Science NYC

In response to increasing anti-science rhetoric, President Trump’s denial of empirical facts, and this administration’s severe actions to undercut scientific research, CUNY Women in STEM endorses the March for Science NYC.

The March for Science has inspired cities across the country, indeed around the world, to rally for scientific principles. CUNY Women in STEM  is working with organizers of the NYC march to invite the scientific community and all those who benefit from science to come out on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017.

We should also be wary of defending science when it is imagined to be the province solely of an expert elite. We can respect the knowledge science produces while recognizing the many people from diverse social backgrounds who contribute to it: not just Ph.D.s but also farmers, members of environmental justice communities, people living with illnesses under research and many others.” –Sigrid Schmalzer

The March for Science NYC is one action within a cascading tide of dissent. Each action is an opportunity for people to publicly resist a socio-political system that privileges some perspectives and marginalizes other voices. It is one tactic among many to apply sustained and consistent pressure on this administration to respond to the people. Through the March for Science NYC, CUNY Women in STEM will persist in the fight for publicly-funded science, for evidence-based policies, for the public interest.

Resist Persist graphic for the March for Science

EBook and PDF sites

Tested free eBook and PDF sites:

Not yet tested:

A custom eBook search engine created by ManWithoutModem on Reddit*.

To convert eBooks to other formats, Calibre is free and fairly easy to use.

* Info for this post was collected from colleagues and this Reddit thread.

12 Important Resources for Women in STEM

  1. Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine:
    Since 1990, the National Research Council has hosted the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM), which organizes events dedicated to promoting exactly what the name states.
  2. STEMinist:
    Stay on top of news, views, trends, and research about women in STEM through profiles, articles, networking opportunities, and plenty more media.
  3. 4000 Years of Women in Science Biography Listing:  
    University of Alabama provides a plethora of capsule biographies of some important women in STEM history, so stop by and pay respects to the groundbreakers who made today’s opportunities possible.
  4. Association for Women in Science:  
    AWIS partners with other organizations and businesses in order to address issues of women working in the STEM fields and keep young girls interested in studying the related subjects.
  5. STEM Equity Pipeline:
    Women and minorities are incredibly underrepresented in the STEM fields, and this partnership between the National Advisory Board, Extension Services, and multiple local and national organizations and businesses hopes to change that unfortunate reality permanently.
  6. Association for Women in Mathematics:  
    This organization’s goals revolve around encouraging young girls to pursue mathematical studies if they enjoy them, as well as promoting the efforts of novice and established women with careers in the field.
  7. Digital Sisters/Sistas Inc.:  
    For women in the STEM industries interested in education, Digital Sisters/Sistas is a great nonprofit reaching out to “traditionally underserved” child and adult students.
  8. National Center for Women & Information Technology:  
    Whether an established career woman or an activist and educator looking to nurture a love ofIT in young girls, the NCWIT makes for a great organization to get involved with and promote workplace diversity.
  9. Women in Astronomy:  
    Head to the Women in Astronomy blog for updated news and commentary about issues pertaining to astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and the ladies who practice them.
  10. Society of Women Engineers:  
    When it comes to promoting STEM education amongst young girls and college students as well as celebrating the contributions of female engineers, SWE is one of the best resources both online and off.
  11. FemaleScienceProfessor:  
    Issues pertaining to women in academia and the sciences alike push to the forefront of this popular blog by the anonymous Female Science Professor.
  12. Agora:  
    Bookmark Agora for multimedia resources regarding the latest women in STEM stories, including the yearly winners of the L’Oreal-UNESCO Awards and information about fellowships.

Data Anywhere Workshop: open data, Linux admin, NoSQL and more!

Location: CUNY Graduate Center
Time: Sat 10-6pm and Sunday 12-6pm
Room: 5409

**Please be sure you have registered below. The building is open, but we will be in an area that requires you check in with security, and show a valid form of ID**

Data Anywhere Workshop: participants will learn how to configure and secure a UNIX server for hosting open (or private) data sets. Step-by-step instructions will be provided for installing a variety of software packages and participants will become familiar with web applications such as nginx, mongodb, and flask. Also, we’ll be covering a bit of Python, and covering some basics of nosql.

This is an intensive workshop is open to participants of any level, including zero! Most important is the desire to learn. The workshop is open to the CUNY community.

More info on Data Anywhere can be found on occupydatanyc.org

Register by submitting the form here.