Assoc. for Women in Science

Winter 2015

AWIS Magazine covers topics important to women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine fields. Topics include career advancement, work-life balance, the state of science and technology, women’s wellness, and AWIS’ political and

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wellness disrupting stereotypes 40 association for women in science | winter 2015 I t has been over 10 years since I was a first-year engineering undergraduate student; but when I remember the time a fellow female student made this comment, I can still feel a visceral, bodily reaction: my muscles tense, my heart rate increases and my breath quickens. Comments like these on the surface appear as compliments. But when unpacked, they reveal subversive attitudes about women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). " You're in engineering!?! Wow, you must be super-smart…" What Fewer Women in STEM Means for Their Mental Health By Jennifer Drake, PhD Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

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