Category Archives: Social Media

Google Doodle honours India’s first female government surgeon, Muthulakshmi Reddi

Courtesy: Google Doodle On July 30, Google Doodle commemorated the birthday of Muthulakshmi Reddi, an educator, lawmaker, surgeon, and reformer who battled against gender inequality. Born in 1883 in Tamil Nadu, “Reddi was the first female student admitted to prestigious Indian institutions, the first woman to work as a surgeon in a government hospital, and the first female legislator in

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PHOTOS: A celebration of the first moon landing’s 50th anniversary

Photo courtesy: NASA On July 16, 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 spacecraft launched from Cape Kennedy at 13:32:00 UT, reaching the moon four days later. On July 20, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface, marking the first time humans set foot on another planetary body. NASA is commemorating the Apollo 11 mission with several events, including special

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Twitter weighs in on the “10X engineer” debate

Earlier this week, a debate erupted on Twitter surrounding the qualities and traits of a “good” engineer. RELATED: Study suggests girls’ reading skills may be contributing to the gender gap in math The now-viral discussion was started by Twitter user @skirani. In it, he describes his version of the “perfect” employee, which he calls a “10X engineer.” This is a

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Facebook wants 50% of its STEM workforce to consist of minorities by 2024

In its latest diversity report, Facebook has announced plans to have 50% of its STEM workforce consist of under-represented groups by 2024. The company is specifically looking to recruit talented people who are: Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islanders, have two or more ethnicities, live with disabilities, and/or are veterans. To meet its goal Facebook will have to double its

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We need to stop telling minority groups to ‘dull their shine’ at work

The STEM sector as a whole appears to be taking steps towards promoting diversity, through several initiatives aimed at attracting LGBTQ, (white) women, and people of colour workers. But progress can be a long and bumpy road, with many people pointing out on social media that “diversity” isn’t enough: It needs to be part of a package deal with “inclusion.”

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July 5: Meet some of the many faces of #LGBTQSTEMDay

Friday, July 5 is LGBTQ STEM Day, an initiative launched to celebrate the contributions the LGBTQ+ community has made in science, technology, engineering and math. “LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) continue to struggle to openly be themselves,” reads a statement on the Pride In Stem website. “We believe that a day of recognition goes a long

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