Women In Science at Evergreen

The Evergreen State College

Author: jactes16

Rachel Carson Forum Tabling

Rachel Carson Forum

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to send a little update about how tabling at the Rachel Carson Forum on April 27th went!

It was a beautiful day, perfect for tabling, and I got to talk to a lot of awesome people interested in our group. About 15 people signed up for our email list, which is awesome! I also made a really sweet sign that we can reuse for future tabling events. Michael also joined me for some of the tabling time, but I’m hoping that in the future these kinds of events can be a group-planned effort!

Also, let me know if you’re interested in adding any decorative elements to our poster – it’s a bit simple at the moment.

Does anyone know of upcoming events that we can table at?

Have a good weekend everybody!

April Meeting Recap

Hello WISE people!

Here’s what happened during this month’s meeting:

  • 5 people attended, one of them a new face! Welcome Averi!
  • We discussed last month’s reading, Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World by Rachel Swaby
    • It was an inspiring read about brilliant women overcoming adversity and contributing major scientific breakthroughs
    • In general, the mini-biographies could have been more in-depth, but it was helpful to have the bibliography in the back of the book for further reading
    • There was an interesting diversity in the level of feminism amongst the scientists that transcended their time period, and how these women reacted to the patriarchy around them
    • Due to the low attendance today, we considered doing another discussion of this book during our meeting in May
  • Leslie and Averi brought up the upcoming Rachel Carson forum (April 27) with the theme of “Water Equity in the Anthropocene” that will feature speakers and events and is hosted by the MES program here at Evergreen
    • Free tie-dye!
    • We can set up a table here to advertise our group!
  • Tanner, Emily, and Tessa plan to meet with our student group advisor this or next week to discuss the process of hosting guest speakers, tabling at the Rachel Carson forum, fundraising (t-shirt selling?), and club message
  • We briefly discussed the group’s position on how to address male presence in the club. This initially was sparked when making the Spring poster and whether we should advertise being an all-inclusive club. It was brought up that (I believe I’m recounting this correctly) in order to receive funding by the school and be considered an official student group we must be inclusive for everyone. People brought up very valid points for both sides and no consensus was made, so we’d like to continue this discussion in May.
  • Next meeting: Wednesday, May 3!
    • Posters will be printed and put out ASAP this time!
    • We used last month’s consensus to decide our May reading: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
    • Should we meet more often than once per month?