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An Atlantan in Brooklyn.

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    Ruff day at the office (at Skinny Dennis)

    Ruff day at the office (at Skinny Dennis)

    — 3 days ago
    Brian calls this photo “Basil Princess” and I am ok with that.

    Brian calls this photo “Basil Princess” and I am ok with that.

    — 5 days ago with 1 note

    Coming soon: an exhaustive essay on how I jumped off the Bey train. 

    For now, enjoy one of her songs I will never unlove.

    (Source: Spotify)

    — 6 days ago with 1 note
    #music I like  #beyonce 
    Anonymous asked: Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it


    Answer:

    scientific-women:

    i-am-a-quesodillo:

    hannahoort:

    astropheminism:

    nonlinearfluctuations:

    chemistry-of-chaos:

    dinostuck:

    scientistsarepeopletoo:

    adventuresinchemistry:

    smilesandvials:

    shychemist:

    It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

    Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

    They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

    You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

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    Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
    And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.
    But…
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    It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
    So, uh, screw that.
    If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.

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    I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.

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    imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA

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    Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

    I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 

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    Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

    Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

    At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:

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    Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
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    And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

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    Oh, me? What do I do? I try to understand why superbursts happen in neutron stars! This is important because: they shouldn’t happen but they do. And the implications could be astoundingly helpful for things like, oh I don’t know, nuclear fusion.

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    Oh, just me, at a conference after presenting this:

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    "don’t belong there"?! excuse you! 
    Im not a science tumblr but i am a girl and a geologist so i kinda prove you wrong…?

    In the Sorbas Basin finding fossilised bird trackways and fossilised rain drops
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    Using HCl to dissolve solnhofen plattenkalk (limestones) to make plastic copies of exceptional fossils  

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    On board the HMS Discovery, a state of the art scientific ship which anchors at the NOC (national oceanography centre Southampton)

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    Doing some geological mapping and fieldwork in Ingleton Yorkshire

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    So yeh anon, you’re wrong and very very very outdated in your opinions 

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    And this is me, working on a juvenile fish survey for different species of endangered diandromous fish.

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    Which includes a lot of heavy lifting work such as seining (which includes dragging a 200 ft net through the water and examining what you caught) and carrying heavy buckets full of fish around to measure and assess their data.

    I haven’t been in the lab in a couple weeks, so I have no sassy lady scientist action shots, but I think these ladies covered it well.

    That anon can go light himself on fire.

    — 1 week ago with 25225 notes
    Wild Sunday night at Chalet Reyontz.

    Wild Sunday night at Chalet Reyontz.

    — 1 week ago
    We have lavender in our backyard and I’ve been putting it all over our apartment. It is the greatest. 

    We have lavender in our backyard and I’ve been putting it all over our apartment. It is the greatest. 

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #real talk  #nyc life  #post-volunteer year 
    humansofnewyork:

"My family made me come. But I hate it. I can’t get a job because I have a lot of accent. I was an assistant manager at a big jewelry store in the Dominican Republic, now I clean tables. We had a big house there. Now we live in a small apartment. If I was home right now, I’d be in a very nice restaurant, on the beach, laughing with my friends. Not sitting alone on a bench, trying to learn English. There I was a princess. Here I am an immigrant. A servant."

    humansofnewyork:

    "My family made me come. But I hate it. I can’t get a job because I have a lot of accent. I was an assistant manager at a big jewelry store in the Dominican Republic, now I clean tables. We had a big house there. Now we live in a small apartment. If I was home right now, I’d be in a very nice restaurant, on the beach, laughing with my friends. Not sitting alone on a bench, trying to learn English. There I was a princess. Here I am an immigrant. A servant."

    — 1 week ago with 20815 notes
    This photo illustrates all the reasons I love them (at Jimmy’s Diner Brooklyn)

    This photo illustrates all the reasons I love them (at Jimmy’s Diner Brooklyn)

    — 2 weeks ago with 1 note

    Today was the right amount of leisure and hard work. I’m glad that, despite the crazy rain we’ve had, we were ale to see the fireworks a few blocks from our apartment. 

    — 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
    #new york city  #brooklyn  #fireworks