500 Women Scientists, and counting, are changing the face of the field.
Maryam Zaringhalam has a PhD in molecular biology, and—among other things—-she just wants to be able to make poop jokes on Twitter without people questioning her competency as a scientist. “People don’t always recognize that scientists are human beings,” says Zaringhalam, who is part of a grassroots group called 500 Women Scientists.
The group aims to redefine what a scientist looks like, and who a scientist can be. Through advocacy, mentorship, and public outreach, their goal is to break down the barriers that keep women out of STEM fields.
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