I'm a frustrated scientist. I didn't realize this, of course, until well after earning my first two degrees, in English and creative writing. Somewhere between degrees two and four (I collect them!) I began to wonder why, if I'm so interested in the ways and wonders of the natural world, I'm not a scientist.
Enter feminist science studies, my passion for several years. I can't get enough of women writing about why women do or don't succeed as scientists, how women do science (sometimes) differently from men, and how we can get girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Now, instead of scanning the entire academic and feminist blogopheres for answers, I can find largely like-minded folks at a single source: the new Scientiae blog carnival, founded by skookumchick of Rants of a Feminist Engineer.
The carnival goes up on March 1, and submissions are due on Tuesday, February 27. If you've recently written a post about women in STEM disciplines or you've been meaning to write one, tag your post for the carnival (here's how). Skookumchick is especially seeking posts on the following topics:
- stories about being a woman in STEM
- exploring gender and STEM academia
- living the scientific academic life as well as the rest of life
- discussing how race, sexuality, age, nationality and other social categories intersect with the experience of being a woman in STEM
- sharing feminist perspectives on science and technology
- exploring feminist science and technology studies
If you miss this carnival, another one is planned for March 15.
trillwing, totally ot, but i realized i hadn't stopped by in a while and i missed your wit!
I hate to say it, but I think you and I are frustrated naturalists. Being a naturalist just isn't hip in the scientific community anymore. :( Observation and interest in the natural world has been replaced by a focus on gadgets and number crunching.
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