What has the COVID pandemic taught us about science?

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed us to new limits on our acceptance of science and nature. I believe (and I hope) that we will look back on this pandemic as a major turning point in modern medicine. As we emerge from the dust of political scandals and public health incompetence we will find that this [...]

#PISA2020 Deadline is This Week

Make sure and submit your abstracts and award applications by the extended deadline: October 21, 2020 See why you should attend #PISA2020 https://youtu.be/mcKxi50bHkU Registration to the PISA 2020 Virtual Meeting Includes: Access to the Scientific, Educational and Career Development, Special Interest and Trainee Advising Sessions (LIVE and On-Demand)24-Hour access to pre-recorded poster presentations with asynchronous [...]

Zoom Backgrounds

We are getting excited for our #PISA2020 Interactive and Virtual Conference. Here are a few backgrounds to upload before you network with these amazing scientists! To download, click on the background of your choice to enlarge and then right click to download it. Show your #PISA2020Pride by uploading to your Zoom background and social profiles!

Rooting out gender imbalance in STEM

Original source Science policy 2020 addresses part of the problem, need to tackle thinning pipeline for STEM jobs after PG A 2017 NITI Aayog report shows that just 20% of the research and administrative staff in a select group of institutions, including the IITs, IISERs and NITs, are women. The new science and technology policy [...]

How to make Social Media posts more accessible for the blind or visually impaired

Recently, members of the ASIP Committee for Career Development and Diversity (CCDD) led by Andrew Duncan and including Chad Walesky and myself (Daisy Shu) along with ASIP Marketing and Communications Manager, Gina Laborde, hosted a virtual workshop entitled "Promote Yourself and Your Science" on September 15th 2020 featuring speakers Eric Perkins from Addgene, Samira Kiani [...]