“Our community provides a cornerstone for growth in all aspects. Our sisters are among the brightest scientists, the most talented performers, the most passionate leaders, and the most selfless individuals.”
The Society of Women Engineers at UCLA (SWE) hosted their third annual Engineers for Professional Equality Conference (EPEC) on Saturday, April 8 in Kerckhoff Grand Salon.
With the low percentages of marginalized groups in STEM fields, both at UCLA and throughout the United States, it is important to discuss the personal experiences that may be fueling those numbers. Discussing the different situations that people of different social identities face is the first step in taking action for tangible change.
“I felt very belittled, and I don’t want anyone to go through a similar experience such as that.”
As Pi Day passes us this weekend and we all stuff ourselves with enormous slices of pie, it seems only right that we should acknowledge some women who were and are amazingly influential in the world of science.
As more women enter into academia, and in particular physics, it becomes easier and easier for other women to do the same.