What You Missed: This Week in STEM


Dr. Neo Mei Lin and Assistant Professor, Ling Xing Yi, are winners of this year's L'Oréal For Women in Science Fellowship. Dr. Neo Mei Lin won the Life Science Fellowship for her work in the conservation of giant clams, and Ling Xing Yi won the Physical and Engineering Fellowship for her research on environmental pollutants. They each received SGD 30,000 (over USD $25,000) to use as they wish, and each have plans for using it to continue to learn, share and further their research.

In the market for some new jewelry? The Women in Mining (UK) organization are auctioning off this Faberge rococo amethyst rose gold ring in London at the Mines and Money conference for £5000. It's no secret that the cost of education can deter some students from pursuing their dreams, and the Women in Mining (UK) organization will fund a female student studying mining engineering at the Camborne School of Mines with the auctioning of this ring. Pretty cool, right?!

30 girls ages nine to 13 celebrated the Amelia Earheart Girls Engineering Day in Hilo, Hawaii recently. As part of the Zonta Club of Hilo, the girls got to listen to University of Hawaii assistant professor of astronomy and physics, Kathy Cooksey, talk about the importance of females in science, as well as construct solar- and wind-powered devices. The theme of the event was sustainability and judging by the amount of information learned and fun had, we're sure these girls will grow to be engineering experts!