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News From the Women's Center - March 2013

Happy Women's HERstory Month! As we transition from a busy February, we want to celebrate all of the women who have made contributions to our world today!


V-Day and One Billion Rising

Thanks for RISING with us!

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At the V-Day Rose sale, students, faculty, and staff rose for women and girls at 2:14pm!


Empower 2013

Thank you to all of the wonderful women who attended and facilitated the Empower Retreat!

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Women's HERtory Month: Celebrating Women in the STEM Fields

Written by Miranda Stratton, Leadership Council

Miranda speaking at the Kick-Off.

In honor of Women’s Herstory Month, the Women’s Center transformed the SLP Exhibit Hall around this year’s theme- “Women Inspiring Imagination through Innovation: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)”. As a woman majoring in a discipline within the STEM fields, I was elated!

What will you do to celebrate women in the STEM fields this month?

I often am amazed at what little is discussed about the people who have made significant contributions to the field, especially in Biology. Women’s Herstory Month allows us to honor women through science history like Rosalind Franklin, alongside current faculty who are dedicated in promoting diversity for women in science through programs like AFFIRM and SACNAS.

The exhibit hall has profiles of women who have made significant contributions to science, including our own faculty!

Although we currently celebrate women in science, there is a strong need to diversify STEM fields and engage women in these disciplines. Most people don’t realize that science, like art or music, allows you to be innovative and creative in trying to solve a complex issue. With every experiment, you get one step closer and closer to solving the big problem. This is what I have personally come to love and hope to pass on through science education outreach: something I hope to continue on as I continue onto graduate school, like so many wonderful women before me.

Learn more about the programs on-campus that work to empower women in the STEM Fields: For more information on USD’s SACNAS chapter, contact Perla Myers at pmyers@sandiego.edu. For more information on USD AFFIRM, click here: http://www.sandiego.edu/cas/affirm/

Women's HERstory Month events will be taking place all month long! Please refer to our calender to see when events are going on. See you there!

"Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination." - Mae Jemison, astronaut

In this newsletter...

February in Review

V-Day Rose Sale and 1 Billion Rising

Vagina Monologues

The Empower Retreat

Women's History Month

Empowering Young Girls

Vagina Monolgues: Continue this Discussion!

Thanks for joining us for the Vagina Monologues at UCSD! If you weren't able to go, here's some food for thought:


Attendees were invited to discuss the feelings, images, other thoughts that were evoked by this image.

Empower girls to see themselves in the history books!

When was the last time a little girl could see any piece of media and girls portrayed in a positive light? Here are some resources to help empower the younger generation of girls!



A Mighty Girl is the ultimate resource for books, toys, and movies for girls.


The Expanding Your Horizons Network organizes programs and conferences for girls in order to encourage young women to pursue careers in the STEM fields.