Ask the Scientists is a chance to highlight the three topics awarded 2020 Nobel Prizes in science: black holes, CRISPR and Hepatitis C. The knowledge gained in these three fields helps explain the mysteries of our universe, provides modern solutions using novel genetic understanding and continues to save millions of lives. Three experts discuss the current work they are doing to advance our understanding of science within the body, and throughout the universe.
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Join ChiTownBio on YouTube and within the world of Animal Crossing as Jordan Harrison (ChiTownBio co-founder) shows off some tips and tricks about flower breeding in the game and provides some scientific context about genes, Gregor Mendel, model organisms, and the coveted blue rose.
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After decades of social progress towards equality, women are still under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), particularly at advanced career stages and in leadership. Strikingly, women hold just 24% of tech jobs and 18% of STEM leadership roles (Development Dimensions International Inc., 2017).
Our second annual symposium on March 8th in 2019 attracted over 125 participants and focused on identifying and mitigating implicit bias, a key obstacle to STEM diversity and inclusion. During the 2019-20 academic year, we continue to fill the mentoring gap for local early-career women in STEM with the second iteration of STEM Circuits. We will also host a 3rd annual Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 on the Chicago campus of Northwestern, where our focus will be on promoting tomorrow’s women leaders in STEM.