At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Katie Bouman led the project, spearheading a team comprising of researchers from MIT's computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory, the MIT Haystack Observatory, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Her code enabled this awesome feat.
Charusita Chakravarty was a pinoreeing chemist, who openly spoke out against gender bias in STEM and inspired other women to join in the battle.
Satyavati M Sirsat worked in the fields of cancer research pathology, wound healing and regeneration, viruses and human cancer for more than 50 years.
Read about the life and works of Dr. Maharani Chakravorty, one of the early molecular biologists, who paved way for the many women researchers in the country today.
With Lotus STEMM, my hope is that young women will have an avenue to be exposed to various careers in STEMM, be it through stories of trailblazing South Asian women, or mentorship of a young graduate student to help guide her in navigating her parents, society and community pressures.
Perhaps the gender bias is not so much in the workplace as we had imagined, but more so at home. Being constantly told at an early age that they need to focus on family over all else because that is what women are meant to do can have a rippling effect in performance in later years due to the anxiety built through the conditioning.
Interview with technologist Chinmayi SK who created a manual for building inclusive technology platforms.
Christina Peters, a food technologist talks of her experiences being part of the exciting start-up environment.
Deepana Gandhi, an engineer at TeamIndus, recounts what participating in building a spacecraft to the moon means to her.
Smiti Mittal is a 12th grade student from The Shri Ram School Aravali aspiring to engage in impactful research in the field of mathematical biology in the future.