Dava Newman nominated for NASA Deputy Administrator
According to SpaceNews, Obama nominated Dava Newman for the position of Deputy Administrator at NASA. The position was held by Lori Garver from 2009 to 2013 and has since been vacant.
Dava Newman is a professor at MIT and director of the MIT Portugal Program. She is most well known for her work on a formfitting spacesuit, pictured above.
Read Dava Newman’s MIT bio here
[Image: Dava Newman in the form fitting Biosuit.]
Today on “Advice You Would Never Give A Man.”
As a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, Elizabeth Holmes decided to transform diagnostic medicine so she dropped out of college and used her tuition money to start her own company, Theranos. Ten years later, Holmes, pictured here holding a micro-vial, is on the cutting edge of medical technology — her new blood testing method allows hundreds of tests to be run using only a few drops of blood. And, Holmes’ methods are cheaper, faster, more accurate, and less invasive than conventional methods which often require a separate vial of blood for every test.
As Holmes told Wired.com earlier this year, “I started this company because I wanted to spend my life changing our health care system. When someone you love gets really sick, most of the time when you find out, it’s too late to be able to do something about it. It’s heartbreaking… We wanted to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere at the time it matters most. That means two things: being able to detect conditions in time to do something about them and providing access to information that can empower people to improve their lives.”
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Reasons you should adore Elizabeth Holmes:
- She is featured as Forbes’ youngest self-made woman billionaire.
- Her tests will revolutionize the public health world as we know it; Making diagnostic testing accessible and affordable for more people (and potentially saving Medicare and Medicaid ~$100 billion each over the next decade). (x)
- She is a coauthor on 82 US and 189 foreign patent applications. (x)
- Her fear of needles served as a motivator for launching Theranos. (x)
Etsy’s Trying to Fix Tech’s Women Problem. Why Aren’t You?
The first step is, throw out the hoodie-wearing boy-genius and build a new archetype.
O HAI INSTITUTIONAL SEXISM, WE SURE DO END UP BUMPING INTO EACH OTHER A LOT, DON’T WE? *sigh*
Linda Bangert examines the Boeing Super Cruiser Fighter model in the 16-foot transsonic wind tunnel at NASA’s Langley Research Center, 1990.
Elena Serova the first Russian woman sent to the International Space Station, will be there for 6 months. Here she is just before lift off #womeninspace #womeninSTEM #womeninengineering
Women: still making space history.
WOMEN IN SCIENCE clothing is now available for purchase at the Hydrogene Portfolio online store! Choose between a light or dark design with a background color of your choice, and create custom t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies.
These are so cool!!
Even though these are pretty darned cool, it would be great to see shirts that represented beyond the limited category that is white women in science. There are so, so many women of color in science— Chien-Shiung Wu,Shirley Ann Jackson, Maryam Mirzakhani— I could go on. They don’t get mentioned in the history books, and we don’t read and remember thir names. It’s great to represent women in science, and these tees are a cute way to do so, but it’s important to remember that the women you are see represented here are a specifically selected slice of the “women in science” pie, and that idolizing them often results in erasure of or lack or recognition for the work done by other women.
"The Grand Prize went to a team of three 16-year-old girls from Ireland: Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey, and Sophie Healy-Thow. Their project, “Combating The Global Food Crisis: Diazotroph Bacteria As A Cereal Crop Growth Promoter,” explored different bacterial strains that could shorten the germination time of cereal crops like oats and barley. Growing food is becoming monumentally important, as climate change threatens food crops, and the increasing global population is becoming incredibly demanding.” - IFL Science
Always great to see teenage girls doing awesome things!
Russian female cosmonaut gets angry at ‘hair’ question in space press conference
Yelena Serova, the first Russian woman to go to the International Space Station, gets visibly annoyed when she is asked about make-up and hair at a pre-flight press conference.