"There have always been highly capable women wanting to be scientists." Rita Colwell, PhD
Holiday Gift Ideas for the STEM People in Your Life!
December 08, 2021
So sorry I’ve been absent recently. Exam season has been a whirlwind! I will be doing a debrief of the semester and updating you on all the things my first semester as a PhD student has taught me, but until then, I wanted to give you all holiday shopping ideas for the STEM people in your life. I hope you enjoy my list!
(PS - I am not sponsored by any of these shops or companies. When creating this list, I aimed to support small businesses.)
My Top Gift Idea: 1. THE Publication Mug: One of my favorite gifts to give anyone in STEM is this publication mug! I gave a mug like this to my supervisor of one of our first publications together and she loved it. It was a way to remind her everyday of the work we were doing and that our work is important. https://bit.ly/3dvraLc
For us STEMinists or women in stem: 5. I have talked about this book before and I will certainly be talking about it again! This book gave me the motto quote for my blog: “There have always been highly capable women wanting to be scientists,”Rita Colwell, PhD. I firmly believe at least all women in STEM should read this book. It is fascinating to hear perspectives about how hard it was for women to be involved in STEM in the past and where we’ve come from there. There is also several fascinating chapters on anthrax, cholera, and more science mixed it! It is a great mix of personal anecdote, history, science, and more. P.S. A great small business place to buy books is Abe Books: https://bit.ly/3pGgLlA
6. This adorable Women in the Lab printout. Add a frame and you have a gift ready to go and no shipping worries!: https://etsy.me/3IGPyYW
For the Biologists/ Physicians/ Microbiologists: 8. This book by Dr. Sharon Moalem: Survival of the Sickest. It is unbelievably thought provoking and filled with interesting theories. This book really challenges you to open your thoughts to new ideas in science that may differ from what you learned in the classroom. Find this book on amazon or even better through a local bookstore or small business. Abe Books is a great choice. This is a link to my local bookstore that will ship directly to you: https://bit.ly/3ya80Ef