Category Archives: global

Promoting Women in STEM Through Storytelling and Mentorship

She Speaks Science promotes Women in STEM through storytelling and mentorship

She Speaks Science aims to promote women in STEM and a positive STEM identity among the youth through storytelling and mentorship. The stories are published on an online platform showcasing women scientists and highlighting female role models in science to inspire more young people to engage in STEM disciplines. The stories have reached 35,000 people […]

Astronomical Data Analysis Lecture Videos

Astronomical data analysis lectures

The Astro Sprint project has completed two online astronomical data analysis workshops, “Enterprise” and “Discovery”, whose videos are now available on Youtube. Students can also take up virtual projects, mentored by an expert. There is a large amount of astronomy data available on the internet. The Astro Sprint OAD project teaches students techniques for accessing […]

Astronomy Data Analysis Virtual Lectures

astronomy data analysis lectures

‘Astronomy from archival data’ introduced important concepts in astronomy, data analysis and methods to students through online sessions from 1 August-29 November 2020. The aim was to support students during a time of disruptions to education caused by COVID-19. Students were introduced to virtual observatory tools and programming techniques. From 927 registrations, more than 100 […]

“Under the Same Stars” Online Campaign to Relieve Mental Stress

Astronomy to Relieve Mental Stress, not alone

“Under the Same Stars” by Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) developed and launched a social media campaign to bring awareness that stargazing can uniquely aid in relieving some mental stress during a time of crisis. Their campaign effectively spread the specific messaging that we can all come together virtually and feel like a cohesive community regardless […]

PENTA Mentorship Program for Women

PENTA is a 5-month mentorship program for women, organized by She Speaks Science. It is designed as a 5-by-5 matrix, with women selected across 5 regions (Africa, Latin & North America, Middle East, Europe, Asia) at 5 different career stages (executive, professional, university student, high schooler, schooler). Within this matrix of 25 women and girls, […]