We asked some pupils from Diss High School to share their thoughts of Women of the Future 2018; “This event is incredible because all the way through history women have been underappreciated, so this is a brilliant way to bring female scientists to light.” #scicomm#girlsinSTEM#STEMM#Science#Biology#Microbiology
Dr Lisa Mills @mother_natures_daughter_hb4 from @geelongport has been selected as one of 95 women in the world working in STEMM to take part in the @homewardboundprojects in 2019! A global collaboration to create a more equitable and sustainable future for our changing planet 🌏 will culminate in a once in a lifetime trip to Antarctica. Go girl! An extraordinary feat inspiring to all our girls in traineeships and apprenticeships in science and engineering disciplines! Support Lisa, check out her social pages and www.chuffed.org/project/dr-Lisa-mills-homeward-bound-4-women-in-stemm for more info on this global initiative.
14 years ago today, at this time, we were just about set to arrive at the Icon in Buffalo, NY.
Later on that night we would be opening for Damage Plan!
We had obviously all been influenced by Pantera in one way or another. Knowing we were going to be playing with Dime and Vinnie that night, was euphoric.
I think between the 5 of us, we might have slept an hour the night before lol
I can't say there were many times over the duration of this band, where any of us got "starstruck". This night though, was one instance. (A memory from Danny.) As I sit here and think back to this day, I can't help but think about the intense excitement my STEMM family and I all had regarding our coming evening. On this night, 14 years ago, we would be opening for bonified Rockstars! Vinnie Paul and "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott from the mighty PANTERA! I definitely had mixed feelings as to how our encounter would go when we finally met them. And to my surprise....talking to them, was like talking to a friend I'd known for years!
My first "Dime sighting" came early upon me arriving for load in. I parked my truck on the Street outside of the Icon. I got out and walked through an opening in the fence. As I began walking towards the building, I noticed a mud puddle. I took a couple quick steps and jumped over it landing safely on the other side..........directly in front of Dime. My eyes slowly moved from the ground to a Leopard print robe. Thinking, as my eyes took in this sight, "who the hell would be wearing this?!" The next thing I saw was a pink beard. It was at that point, my heart began to pound.....it was DIME! He was looking at the me with the warmest smile. He said "you alright, brother?" All I could muster was......"I'm sorry".
We all have so many stories from that night. Stories that would help everyone see what a genuine man Darrell Abbott was.
Our night with that man changed how we treated our fans (friends). And to this day I still follow his lead. Another reason why I also don't put up with "egos". ESPECIALLY on a local level.
Our day and night with them were amazing!
It was wonderful to have the support of @spacegovuk, @universityofbristol and @neptecdesigngroup at our recent Space Ballet Show with Flamingo Chicks! 💫.
The children had the chance to ask some Space questions, some are below....
🚀 Do you have a rocket?
🚀 What fuel powers a rocket and how does it work?
🚀 Have children ever been to space?
🚀 How do astronauts sleep in space?
🚀 What’s the hardest part of your job?
🚀 What’s the best thing about your job?
The next 2 days in the history of our band, holds one of the highest memories for us!
It sadly holds quite possibly the lowest as well.
14 years ago tonight, we were all going to bed, excited beyond comprehension!
14 years ago tomorrow night, we would be opening for Damage Plan!
For some of you who may not be familiar, Damage Plan was Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul's band after the split with Pantera.
Rumor had it back then, that the bands tour was completed on the East Coast. Instead of jumping on a plane to go home for the Holidays, Dime suggested touring home. And that's what they set out to do.
Tomorrow night we would open for those 2 legends in Buffalo! The next night in Columbus, Ohio, sadly marks one of the darkest days in metal history.
For me, a huge part of doing this women's leadership programme is about moving into a position where I can inspire and motivate others. And so begins a week of me sharing music that inspires and motivates me and makes me feel powerful. I hope it gives you a boost on these damp December days.
This was sent to me yesterday by the wonderful @tobynutter and seems a great place to start. I had completely forgotten about this track but yesterday morning it made me feel like I could do anything. Get back to 2011 with Santigold GO! feat Karen O. @santigold @ko
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The Institute was one of 15 institutions in Australia to receive a SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze Award for ongoing work to redress gender inequality in science. A heartfelt thank you to all those involved as we continue to build a supportive and inclusive workplace culture.
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WOW! Just a few snaps from our amazing show last night with Flamingo Chicks. The Bristol classes came together to celebrate Science Ballet term, which focused on Space 🌙
As well as stunning performances, we kicked things off with a personal good luck message from @astro_timpeake! 🚀 We welcomed special guests - @universityofbristol’s astrophysicist @josierawes, @spacegovuk and @kerry.sanz from @neptecdesigngroup 💫.
A huge well done to all involved! 🌍.
Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). So we are celebrating everyone that we work with, and the skills and talents they bring!
Lightyear works to make the STEMM world an inclusive one. We engage children in our Sensory Science workshops, and at the other end of the scale, we have created a SEN in STEMM group to bring organisations together to make positive change.
Here are some recent photos of our active learning with Flamingo Chicks. We are ready for lift off for our Space Ballet Show tomorrow!
6 years ago!
Tonight, at 10:30 pm, was the last time we walked on stage together under the name STEMM!
A lot has happened in these last 6 years.
A lot outside our camp, as well as a lot inside.
One thing that hasn't changed, seemingly at all, is the love and support this band gets!
You all may have started to feel something was afoot, when we began posting on social media regularly again.
And if you were in that group thinking that.......you were right!
It's been no secret that Joe and Danny have been writing music again for Publishing Companies. A lot of the stuff they've been writing has been on the heavier side.
With all of that writing going on, it was apparent that the chemistry was still there!
The wheels began to turn again. Rust began to fall off.
And then ideas about putting STEMM back together, began being tossed around.
This time, with no "deadlines", or the pressure of "HAVING to have this done BY!"
We're here to tell you, today, on the 6th Anniversary, of our last show.....we intend on doing just that!
We just dont know to what extent we're going to do it yet.
We had hoped to have new STEMM music for you all in 2018.
As it has a tendency of doing from time to time though, life had other plans.
I guess, without going too much further into this.....we have a question for you!
Are you ready?
November 2018 Empties
1. Cosrx Low pH First Cleansing Milk Gel--excellent, gentle, super hydrating, I use it in the morning or as a second cleanser. Repurchase forever.
2. Skinoren Azelaic Acid 20%--2nd tube, great for my redness and reactive skin. Purchased from eclipsepharmacy.co.nz. Repurchase forever.
3. Etude House UV Double Cut SPF50/PA++++--excellent sunscreen purchased in Seoul. Lasted a long time. Moisturizing, not greasy, no white cast. Would repurchase in a heartbeat. Got this on sale and buy one get one free!
4. Gloss Moderne High Gloss Conditioner--I usually finish the shampoo before the conditioner. This brand is excellent for dry scalp, dry hair, smells amazing, gentle, low pH, helps reduce hair fall. Repurchase forever.
5. Stemm Black Fulvic Conditioner--my 2nd bottle, this is a thick dark brown cream that adds density to my hair to give it a thicker appearance. Love it!
6. Stemm Hair Density Stimuli--this is a viscous brown gel liquid, noticed new hair growth towards end of bottle. I have 2 backups. Another good serum is Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum Intense. Currently testing The Ordinary Multipeptide Serum.
It was such an honor to be affiliated with such an amazing company! The friendships we made with our Jagermeister reps, still exist today!
Thank you for always taking care of us, and going above and beyond what you needed to!
The 1st of 3 Mayhems we played.
Anyone see us at Darien Lake? Or did you see us in Mansfield, Mass or Saratoga Springs, NY?
The meet and greets after our sets, and getting a chance to meet you all, were just as special as it was to perform for you!
#followthatscientist 👨🔬👩🔬 On this weeks 'follow that scientist' I wanted to showcase some of the scicommers who inspire me weekly. These 4 scientists are just some of the amazing instascientists- but I particularly love these 4 accounts as they offer such unique content and inspire my own scicomm posts.
@physiologywithchristian posts health- science related content with a mix of posts using his medical and research labs for his photos, and also posts great videos via his youtube! His insta just has a great aesthetic and you can tell he loves his work!
@drmatthh has impecable taste in bowties, and his insta feed shows what scientists are really like! Matt is a neuroscientist and mixes his scicomm with dad jokes and general uplifting posts!
@silli_scientist is a chemist and boss scicommer. She uses humour alongside her science which makes it so accessible, and she shows what we all know-that science is fun, and scientists like to have a good time! She also (like me) has anxiety, and has recently shared her story on @ph_d_epression, which was really inspiring.
Finally but not least is @thebumblingbiochemist Brianna is a structural biology PhD who uses scicomm to talk about some really complicated science in a way we can all understand. She uses a combination of emojis to illustrate and breakdown complex science, alongside fun and often imaginative photos.
Who are your scicomm inspirations? Let is know down below 👇
Here's a little flashback to 2008!
August 19th, 2008 to be exact :)
This was taken on the last day of the Rockstar Mayhem tour, at Darien Lake in Corfu, New York.
Pictured, you can see Ivan from Five Finger Death Punch, putting baby powder inside Danny's hi-hats and on top of his China cymbal.
When we took the stage, the first hit of our opening song.....Danny, dressed all in black.....was covered in white!
I wonder if there's video of this somewhere? :D
Today I attended the #STEMM 2018 Graduation of 17 amazing young mums who have continued their education despite their circumstances. The program is a credit to Founder Jacqui Deane & I am so honoured to be involved. Today I was able to surprise a beautiful student with a sewing machine I gifted to her to create her entrepreneurial path for her & her baby girl. “What we do in life echoes in eternity”.
A wonderful morning to celebrate the amazing graduating young mums from #STEMM this morning. @mcgrathcaloundra is a proud supporter of this amazing program supporting teenagers with education, mothering and mentoring. #communitygiveback
We have lift off! Space term is here & we‘ve been creating Sun Dances, inspired by ‘8 Minutes’, performed at @sciencemuseum.
We are busy gearing up for our Space Ballet Show, where we’ll also meet STEMM ambassadors, astrophysicists and friends from @spacegovuk 🚀.
Springhill Medical Center and @wkrg5 helped students from @st.lukes.mobile produce a school video as part of their St. Luke's Biomedical Health Science Program. The 3-year program gives students interested in careers in #STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) a curriculum that includes real world experiences and hands on learning.
Quite a few people commented on my anti-capitalism-ish post. Can I first say that it seems we have a serious nuance deficiency in this culture! That said, just because I want to clarify my thoughts, of couuuurse we need money. I get that. But I just wish it wasn’t the sole focus y’know? This extrinsic measure of success that we’re constantly working, buying, dying for. In my degree we spent a lotta time discussing the Triple Bottom Line Approach: the fact that our society prioritises economic value more without considering the social and environmental impact. In reality we need to look at these like three tables stacked on top of each other. The big one on the bottom is the environment. On top of that is a smaller table, society. And the smallest table at the top is the economy. Without that bottom table the other two fall down. The environment can survive without an economy but the economy (and society) cannot survive without the environment.
And maybe it’s hippie dippie but I just wish there was more focus on all the amazing wonderful free things in the world that really, actually matter. Like sheep. And being outside. And the fambam. And laughing a lot. And even those moment where parenting makes you want to rip your hair out and run, naked, away from your life to Bali to grow your armpit hair and surf all day. There have been a lot of those moments this week.
So yes, I need food and water and money but I still maintain that the best things in life are free. And I had a really bloody lovely weekend. Rant over.
Thanks for the shoutout AOA. It is a privilege to share my experience and inspire young women and men to engage with STEMM at school, university and beyond. Thanks to all the speakers and support from the SAN Hospital, Concord High School and AOA #stemm#stem#aoa#concordhighschool#orthopaedics#orthopeadicwomen#racs#owl#wis Speakers; Mich Atkinson
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sydney Spine Surgery, SAN and Northern Beaches Hospitals
Contracts Administrator, AW Edwards Construction
Science Policy Writer & Consultant, KPMG
Med Science Graduate & Medical Student
Pecky da Silva
Vascular Surgeon, SAN, Hornsby Hospital
Geotechnical Engineer, Lithgow Coal Mine
Mining Engineer, Lithgow Coal Mine
Information Services and Infrastructure Lead, SAN Hospital
CSIRO Representative for STEMM in Schools
We use a tiered evaluation system to ensure we capture feedback from all who take part in our sessions.
As well as questions and pictures, this includes using sensory sound buttons - one button is soft and cheers when pressed, whilst the other is scratchy and boos. This method is great for pan-disability groups.
We found that 94% of the children that took part in our Human Body workshop left feeling positive about Doctors and Nurses, and some even considered them superheroes! .
How to Make a Brain Organoid
To grow brain organoids, researchers have traditionally cultured human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which develop into clumps of tissue with embryonic features. That tissue is then bathed in proteins to spur the development of nervous-system progenitor cells, which are put into nutrient-containing oil droplets and floated in a spinning bioreactor. After 10 days, neurons begin to form, and in about a month, the neurons begin to spontaneously arrange themselves into different regions that mimic an intact brain.
To accelerate this process and gain more control over the arrangement of cells in the organoid, researchers have started using 3-D printers. The cells start in a hydrogel-based bio-ink, which is then printed into oil droplets surrounded by a lipid layer. Using separate nozzles, the printer can arrange different cell types in specific patterns. Once printed, the cellular constructs can be transferred to a liquid medium so they can continue to grow in culture. An organoid can be created in this way in just five minutes. Article link in bio! #stemm
This popped up in our "memories" today!
One of Danny's cymbals, used in the recording of our record "Crossroads", and signed by us!
Do you have any unique souvenirs from us?
Let us see your STEMM stuff!
Before the experiment comes the labelling of all the tubes!! This is the unseen part of science-we all see the experiments, and the data. We don't see all the prep that goes in to setting up the experiment!
For the next stage of my experiment I have 162 samples 😶 I have to transfer 100ul extracted starch material of each sample and put into each of these screw cap tubes. It has to be screw caps (which adds extra time to prep) as I have to boil the starch, and normal tubes will burst open!
Then I have to add my starch digesting enzymes to each tube... imma going to be a while!! I then have to leave my samples overnight to enable the starch to get fully digested to glucose-which is the bit I need for the next part of the experiment!
Its not the most exciting thing to be doing, but it has to be done!! #science#lablife#research#instascience#scientist#womeninSTEMM#STEMM#plantsci#plantbiology#biology#whatscienceislike
Thinking of warmer days here in Western New York!
Currently 39°, so for us, at this time of the year, not bad.
BUT! Warm weather, festivals, and seeing that many friends, is preferred :) #STEMM#WNY#ROCKSTARMAYHEM