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Oluomachi U.’s Avatar
Oluomachi U. Jun 29 194 views

What do you like/dislike about being a biomedical engineer?

I plan on majoring in BME and hope to have that as a career. So I'm curious as to what it is like working as a certified engineer. To add on, I have some experience coming up with solutions and models, but I never got to build anything due to covid. biomedical-engineering biomedical...

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Italy S. Jun 02 61 views

How many athletic trainers in the NFL are women?

I want to know if women are given a chance to work in a largely male profession. women-in-stem women women-in-sports...

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Lillian H. Jul 17, 2020 225 views

How can I gain experience in the STEM fields?

I am thinking about majoring in the Physics field in the future when I am in college. I want to gain some experience in the field. women-in-stem stem...


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Michal T. Jun 09, 2020 389 views

What is the best way to bring attention and members to your non profit organization?

I'm in the process of starting a NPO focused on the lack of women in STEM and the empowerment of female leaders. women-in-stem engineering business...


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Ana R. Mar 26, 2018 548 views

How could my salary, as an aspiring physician who is female and part of an under represented minority group, be affected in my future?

I have learned that in 2017 only about 34% of physicians were female. In addition to being female I am also a part of a minority group. I would like to know how these factors may play a role in determining my salary in my future career even though these facts have nothing to do with how I could...

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Katrina P. May 09, 2019 324 views

What is the best major for someone interested in becoming an electrical engineer?

What is the best major for someone interested in becoming an electrical engineer? And are there different kinds of focuses an electrical engineer may have? What kinds of electrical engineers are there? engineering electrical-engineering women-in-stem major-choices...


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Katrina P. May 09, 2019 358 views

Are there different kinds of focuses an electrical engineer may have?

Are there different kinds of focuses an electrical engineer may have? In other words, what kinds of electrical engineers are there? What are the differences in terms of what they do? engineering electrical-engineering women-in-stem...


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Aleksandra B. May 04, 2019 322 views

What are STEM-related activities I can do outside of college classes that help me become a successful medical school applicant?

I will be attending Northeastern University next year, and I would particularly love to get advice or suggestions for opportunities that are located in the Boston area. I plan to co-op during my undergrad, but are there other important things I can accomplish as a premed student? stem...

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Aleksandra B. May 04, 2019 365 views

What is something you wish you knew before you entered the medical field?

I am planning to be premed in college next year, and I don't know any medical professionals closely. I would appreciate any input on what surprised you about medicine, and what one should be prepared for. Thank you! stem women-in-stem medicine med doctor surgeon premed nurse pa ot pt...

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Clio C. May 04, 2019 408 views

Did you ever feel like you had to prove your worth and capabilities in STEM to your peers and/or colleagues? How did you go about doing so?

As a STEM student (civil engineering major), I am constantly reminded about how important it is to stand out from my peers, whether in grades, extracurricular activities/leadership, internships, etc. I feel like going into a STEM education, I've only began realizing how competitive STEM fields...

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Aleksandra B. May 04, 2019 268 views

Does majoring in science increase your chances of getting into medical school later on?

I'll be majoring in Biochemistry as a freshman at Northeastern University next year. I truly love the sciences, and I want to know how to become a better candidate for med school. stem women-in-stem medicine biochemistry biochem doctor healthcare -school...


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Abigail S. Mar 06, 2019 268 views

What are the pros and cons of a double major?

I have several interests in fields of STEM as well as liberal arts, and I would appreciate advice on whether a double major is a reasonable way to fulfill both those aspirations. liberal-arts...


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Rosa W. Aug 31, 2018 391 views

Would a degree from an engineering school or a duel diploma with a liberal arts school and an engineering school give an engineering student a more well-rounded education?

As a student with many interests, spaning from stem to art-history, it is hard to tell what kind of institution will be best suited for me. Would you suggest a program that is soley at an engineering school, or would a duel degree with an engineering school and a liberal arts college be better...

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Ahlyia L. Aug 27, 2018 485 views

What are the challenges I may face pursuing a career in science, and how can I stand out among the rest?

For my first two years in high school I have been studying biotechnology and I have been working diligently in preparing myself for college and the workforce. Though I have not decided on an exact career, I am deeply considering one within forensics, pharmaceuticals, or in the space exploration...

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Chloe R. Apr 17, 2018 503 views

Is the gender imbalance in stem related majors a problem or is it decreasing now a days?

I plan on majoring in a stem field and want to be prepared for what my classes will look like. stem...


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Tareem M. Apr 02, 2018 584 views

How do I achieve success in a career in science while being a woman of minority?

I am a high school senior and a Muslim, Indian woman. I want to pave a way for myself to achieve my goals and experience my dreams. How can I take advantage of who I am, a woman of a minority, and still earn a degree in STEM? science minority women-in-stem empowering-women...


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Yingyi Z. Apr 01, 2018 554 views

What are some possible job position with CS degree?

Hello, I am going to CS major. I wonder what are some job positions with a CS degree. What is annual salary for those jobs? Is it easy to find those job? How should I apply for a job? Does the company I worked for matter? What are some great quality of a company I should look for?...

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Yingyi Z. Apr 01, 2018 906 views

How to become a data scientist?

Hello, I am going to a liberal art college in a fringe town next school year. The school does not have a data science major but I am highly interested in data science. (I will be going to double majors in Computer science and Statistics.) What are some steps should I do to become a data...

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Gillian C. Mar 28, 2018 535 views

What does a computer engineer do?

What does a computer engineer do? What are the career options for a computer engineer? What does a day in the life of a computer engineer entail? engineering women-in-tech women-in-stem computer-engineering stem girls-in-stem girls-who-code computer-software computer-hardware...

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Molly A. Mar 27, 2018 606 views

How can a women thrive in a male dominated field?

I am going into engineering. I understand that my college classes and workplace will be dominated by men. I would like to know how I can assert myself and no be intimidated. engineering...


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Sydney R. Mar 20, 2018 389 views

Do women in the predominantly male Engineering field face challenges of being heard and/or taken seriously in the professional workplace?

I am a female engineering student and I often find myself being isolated in the classroom setting by the overwhelming majority of male students. I feel as if some of my ideas and contributions are not heard or simply looked over due to being female in a "male oriented" career. I am curious to...

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Madeleine W. Mar 18, 2018 484 views

What is the gender gap like in upper level sciences, first hand?

I am a female, high school senior considering a career path in upper level mathematics, academia and research. I am very concerned with underrepresentation of women and I would like to know of any first hand experiences. Researching online I find a lot of statistics, but I would like more. Has...

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Annette V. Mar 15, 2018 625 views

What can I do as a high school student to encourage more girls to pursue STEM fields in the future?

I am currently a senior in high school and I am interested in studying STEM in college. I realize that women in the STEM field are far and few between, so what can I do as an individual to help more girls explore STEM fields in school? women-in-stem math science engineering...


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Sophia W. Mar 15, 2018 404 views

What coding language was the most difficult to learn and why?

Currently, I am enrolled in AP Computer Science and we only learn about java. I am looking to major in the computer science field and am very curious about the hundreds of different coding languages that are out there. technology computer-science...


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Lily H. Jan 25, 2018 390 views

Is it possible to learn scientific terms in another language while studying science in English?

I am already bilingual (speak English and Spanish), but my Spanish-speaking abilities still lie a lot more on the informal/conversational side rather than formal/technical. I know that just knowing another language will benefit me no matter what, but I feel that it won't help me as much in my...

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Terri F. Jan 23, 2018 298 views

What is the hardest part about being an African-Ameican woman and becoming a mathematician?

I am asking this because I know it is very hard for an African-American woman to major in mathematics and work in this field. In addition, I am curious about how these mathematicians overcome the obstacles that they face....


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Ashley B. Jan 21, 2018 441 views

What is it like being a woman in STEM?

I’m considering going into a STEM career & majoring in STEM in college but I’ve heard it’s hard being a woman and finding a career in it because of the male dominant community. women-in-stem stem-education...


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Lily H. Jan 20, 2018 444 views

Where are the best places for conducting scientific research?

I hope to enter the field (likely along the lines of genetic or cellular/molecular biology research) after college; however, I know that tons of others are hoping to do the same. I have also heard that scientific research is being less and less funded in the United States. With that reality...

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Brandy J. Jan 18, 2018 635 views

I would like to know how many African American females hold degrees in Mathematics.

It is often said that minorities are not "good" at mathematics. I am just curious to know how many others have taken the journey I am embarking on successfully. statistics women-in-tech women-in-stem stem...


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Rayonna S. Jan 18, 2018 388 views

Veterinarian, IT, or both?

I want to be a Veterinarian, but I'm also very interested in IT. Is there anyway I can combine the two? I've heard about Health Information Technology and Veterinary Technicians, but I don' t really know anything about them. Should I just focus on becoming a Vet and pursue IT later in life,...

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Rayonna S. Jan 18, 2018 391 views

Any advice on how to successfully complete college being a single mom?

I recently just found out that I'm expecting, and I'm only 18 years old. Right now I'm in my second semester of college, but my baby is due in September which will be the first semester of my sophomore year. I want to be a Veterinarian which means I have a long way to go until I'm completely...

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Mackenzie G. Jan 18, 2018 431 views

Do I have to take physics in high school to be a successful engineer?

Unfortunately, I decided on my major late in my high school career. Because of this, I did not take physics in high school, but want to be an engineer in the future. Should I be dissuaded from the field if I did not take physics in high school? And is high school physics a necessity to...

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Mackenzie G. Jan 18, 2018 389 views

How can I make a difference?

Going into any field, it is always helpful to know why you are doing something. However, some majors are more complicated to figure out their purpose when compared to others. As a future engineer, I would like insight on how engineers are making a difference, especially in its biomedical...

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Mackenzie G. Jan 18, 2018 328 views

How do I most effectively help people in my career?

As a biomedical engineer, I want to adequately develop prosthetic organs to make patients live the best quality of life possible. However, this is a very subjective issue. Therefore, I would like insight on how to reassure myself I am helping people for the better, and that engineers are able...

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Fathima M. Jan 17, 2018 375 views

What should I expect when it comes to sexism and racism in the STEM field, because I know it's quite pervasive in the US?

I'm South Asian, muslim, and a woman, and so far I've not experienced a lot of sexist or racist treatment, but I expect I'll run into it eventually. Is there any ideology I should keep in mind, or any resources I should look into? racism sexism biology biotechnology...


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Alyssa B. Jan 16, 2018 583 views

Specifically for women in STEM, what made you want to pursue stem in college?

I want to pursue STEM in college and I’m curious on how other women got interested in it....


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Aishwarya J. Jan 16, 2018 485 views

How do you balance humanities with a STEM major?

I love to write and draw -- they're two of my passions -- but I also love science and math, which is why I plan on going into a STEM field. How do you keep the two balanced when so many claim you can't reconcile them? women-in-stem arts...


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Emelia C. Jan 16, 2018 460 views

How lopsided is the men:women ratio in STEM fields?

As a female looking to go into a STEM field, I'd like to get a little insight into how much of a minority women will be. women-in-stem...