Story by Carly Gorelick
I don’t know much about the field of STEM. I have never been interested math and science, so I never once tried to learn more about STEM or look into a major in that discipline. However, while talking to one of my best friends in the engineering school about her lack of female friends in her major, I realized that I was part of the problem. Women are the minority in STEM, but other women, including myself, don’t help the situation. With this in mind, I asked different women in the Engineering School about what helps them create a cohesive support system within this male dominated field.
Even though our celebration of International Women’s Month is coming to a close, women should be celebrated all year round. On the grounds of UVA, we have some of the most intelligent, innovative, and compassionate female minds in the world. Many women that have walked UVA grounds, of all ages and backgrounds, are breaking ground and activating change. Here are 5 UVA women who are particularly inspirational and exemplar of women we should look up to:
Story by Kimia Nikseresht
Story by Kendall Siewert
I’m not usually speechless. I’m the type of person who always has a comment or opinion. That’s part of why I wanted to write articles – my friends were tired of hearing me talk. Despite my tendency to never shut up, after attending the Vagina Monologues, I really did not know what to say.
Please describe your involvement with the Women’s Center and Iris when you were a student.
Story by Sammy Scheman
Story by Allyson Cartwright