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Mental Health Matters in STEM

Mental Health Matters in STEM

By Edris F. Stress, anxiety, anger, failure, exhaustion, and despondence. These are some of the many feelings we as students have experienced at some points in our lives. Sometimes, our emotions can consume the little that is left of our fuel and leave us in an abyss...

Changing the World Through Environmental STEM Careers

Changing the World Through Environmental STEM Careers

By Rosemary Gong   It’s no shocker that the global population has dramatically increased over the past few centuries. With industrialization came better technology, healthcare and overall living conditions, and as a result, people lived longer, had more children,...

How to Get Your Mind Off Stress

How to Get Your Mind Off Stress

By Freeha Anjum We’ve all been there: constantly worrying about what the future holds for us, feeling like there’s no escape from our anxiety. No matter the reason, everyone can feel trapped by stress.  You’ve probably heard that stress can be good for you, but a lot...

Keeping an Open Mind

Keeping an Open Mind

By Ashmi Shah Day by day, we’re all getting one step closer to meeting our end goals. Throughout your academic career, you will encounter students who have specific career end-goals in mind, and others from whom these endpoints are less defined, unclear of where their...

The Liberal Arts Matters: STEAM Opportunities!

The Liberal Arts Matters: STEAM Opportunities!

By Freeha Anjum Talking about the essentialness of the humanities in a STEM world is important, but it’s even more crucial to actively integrate these skills into your life. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to do a degree in the humanities, but doing some...

The Liberal Arts Matters: Important Figures

The Liberal Arts Matters: Important Figures

By Freeha Anjum People say you can’t do much with a liberal arts degree, and Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos are constantly praised for bringing new ideas and technology to our day-to-day lives. In school, we sometimes learn about influential thinkers like...

The Liberal Arts Matters: Skills Beyond STEM

The Liberal Arts Matters: Skills Beyond STEM

By Freeha Anjum Stanford University includes an entire page on their website dedicated to explaining why the humanities remain important. They agree that these studies allow us to “think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions” and that to study...

STEM Opportunities for Indigenous Youth

By Aiman Altaf Finding STEM opportunities can often be difficult, so we have compiled a list of internships, mentorship programs, jobs, and general organizations to help Indigenous youth in high school or university find STEM opportunities. Internships The...