When I first met Susan Stipa, I had no idea she was a chemical engineer let alone that she had worked in the world of Pharma. During my first encounter meeting Susan, I stood in a desolate lobby building waiting upon her arrival. Within minutes, this petite, red-headed woman walked in, phone to cheek [ Click Title for Full Article ]
Science is ever-changing, and with advances and discoveries now being made at an unprecedented pace, it has become more difficult for science reporters to keep up. In 2018 alone, we saw 3D printed lungs, evidence of past microbial life on Mars, lab-grown meat, and a new non-opioid withdrawal drug, amongst many other discoveries across [ Click Title for Full Article ]
To Teach Our Girls
How to Encourage Bravery and
Get More Engineers Alongside Us
When we teach girls to be brave, and have a supportive network cheering them on, they will build incredible things. I see this every day at McDAY.
Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code, and her [ Click Title for Full Article ]
Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World
By: Rachel Swabyis
Broadway Books, April 7, 2015
There’s a phrase we use here at McDAY called “creatively scientific”. It’s our way of adding personality to our science-speak.
Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World, by Rachel Swabyis a non-fiction novel that demonstrates “creatively scientific” [ Click Title for Full Article ]
Unionville, Pennsylvania – April 25, 2016 When the Charles F. Patton Middle School launched its first Writers Day, McDAY’s writer-at-heart (and chemical engineering-trained) president, Susan Stipa, presented two sessions on “Ghostwriting” to the eighth grade creative writing classes of Mr. Brian Kelley. “This is the first year we are putting Writers Day together, but we [ Click Title for Full Article ]
Rise of the Rocket Girls, The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars, by Nathalia Holt, was a crossover read for me as I do not often combine business and technical reading with relaxation reading. But Rocket Girls should be on the reading list of every scientist, mathematician, and engineer because [ Click Title for Full Article ]