TABLE OF CONTENTS
October 29, 2014
The Statement magazine looks at University women in STEM
(c) The Michigan Daily
Magazine Editor: Carlina Duan
Photo by Ruby wallau
Science, in the purest sense of the word, is a meritocracy.
Then why is it that in the vast majority of science and technology courses offered at the University, most students are male? And an even larger proportion are white males?
Just getting women interested in engineering and robotics is only the first hurdle. Gender biases persist and the team atmosphere of robotics is slightly to blame.
The first time a boy ever seriously told me he loved me, it was January. I was sitting in my dorm room in Alice Lloyd, freshman year. We were not dating at the time, so you can see how this would come as quite a shock.
by Mariam sheikh
Unless you’ve been living under an enormous rock or have gotten your TV, internet and magazine subscriptions were taken away simultaneously, then you have undoubtedly noticed the new trend to grace each and every one of the red carpets this past season: the man bun.
Personal Statement: My favorite word
I love the word “creative.” I love the crisp sound of the first syllable and how it seems to mellow down, almost wandering away into ambiguity by the time you finish saying it. It’s a small word, which is good because I’m not particularly fond of long, overly intelligent sounding words. Using them usually indicates an overzealousness to appease.
Illustration by megan mulholland
I’ve seen more than two-dozen head wounds so far, several burns, countless broken bones, sprains and cuts. I’m not afraid of the blood. I’m not even afraid of dislocated joints. But I am afraid of neurosurgery, which is where I’ve been put for the day.
In 1937, at age 25, my grandmother fled Peiping, China after the Japanese Invasion, escaping by foot, ox cart, boat and train, through cities in lockdown and bombed-out countryside, spurred by the fear of never reaching her final destination: Kansu district, China.
“I’m into agricultural sustainability, and looking at how you can solve social issues before they become a problem, basically. So I really want to go into public health and do epidemiology – the study of disease … (My advice is) find something that you’re really passionate about and you want to change, and go into that..”