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January STEM Star: Shruti Sharma

Meet our January STEM Star, Shruti Sharma! A current PhD Candidate in the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, she has a background in materials science. We sat down to talk with her about the current state of physics, her work and how you can learn more about this field! 1. When did your interest in physics first start? While in school, I liked the social sciences as well as the sciences. I remember when I first took physics, it was immensely challenging and I enjoyed pushing myself in a field that didn’t seem to come naturally. I also like how physics could be applied to everyday life; in particular, it seemed rather romantic to be able crack the mysteries...

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December STEM Star: Michelle Barboza-Ramirez

What is the most common misconception about paleontology? People often confuse paleontology for archaeology, and vice versa! It's an understandable mistake, as our jobs are very similar and often overlap - we both study prehistory, and often use fossils to do so. However, the big difference is what section of time we study. Basically, archaeologists study everything after humans first appear in the fossil record, and paleontologists study everything before that!

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Life in the deep: how animals live in the eternal dark

by Melissa C. Marquez, Sci Chic's July Marine Biology STEM Star I think the first time it really hit me that the ocean was bigger than I could comprehend was when I was swimming alongside a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) in the middle of the Gulf Stream. Looking down, the thought, “There are things in the deep that you can’t see that can see you” ran through my head and I stared longingly at the inky blue, wondering what could possibly be there (besides the obvious tiger shark I was holding on to). Since then, I’ve had a fascination with the deep sea, part of the reason why I jumped at the chance to study deep sea chimaeras in New...

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June's "Build It" STEM Star: Kim Dow!

Today we officially kick off the month of June and we couldn’t think of any better way of doing that than by introducing our June STEM Star!Our theme for June is “Build It,” which celebrates the tools of science! From screwdrivers to calipers, wrenches to bubble levels, for us, this month is all about the tools we use to build and study, create and discover! It seems only appropriate, then, that this month’s STEM Star is someone intimately involved with the maker movement. What’s the maker movement, you ask? Well, Wikipedia describes it as “a social movement with an artisan spirit in which the methods of digital fabrication—previously the exclusive domain of institutions—have become accessible at a personal scale.” Put...

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Sparking everyday conversations about science

It’s our mission here at Sci Chic to spark everyday conversations about science through our fashionable, science inspired jewelry. But how exactly do we accomplish that mission? Well, there are a variety of ways, and today we’d like to highlight one of them. Our monthly subscription boxes launched this past January, and since then they’ve become our most popular offering. We’re ecstatic about this for a number of reasons, but primarily because they are custom tailored to spread our mission. Each box comes with an abundance of science inspired fashion and it’s our goal to ensure every piece in your box is fashionable enough to grab attention and spark a conversation. After all, if we get more people talking about...

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