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Announcement: CUNY FemSTEM Hack Day
Interdisciplinary STEM Hack Day for CUNY Women
Friday, April 27, 2018 – 9AM-6PM
@ Microsoft Technology Center, 11 Times Square, NY, NY
Tomorrow, CUNY marches for science!
CUNY March for Science NYC Route (map)
- 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.
* Baruch College has been instructed to meet at 60th & Central Park West and will enter the march separately.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow @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.
EBook and PDF sites
- http://theaudiobookbay.me (audiobooks)
- http://academictorrents.com/ (a site with both papers and data sets)
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
- 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.
Stay on top of news, views, trends, and research about women in STEM through profiles, articles, networking opportunities, and plenty more media.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Issues pertaining to women in academia and the sciences alike push to the forefront of this popular blog by the anonymous Female Science Professor.
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
**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.
Women in STEM 2013 End of Year Celebration
To celebrate the many great achievements of members this year, Annelies, out very kind alumni member hosted a tea party in the lovely Brookhaven, LI.
To receive announcements about events, join us on the GC Commons.