The Women in Planetary Science and Exploration Conference, as told on Twitter

The first annual conference gave women a platform to share their research, life experiences and professional development.

  1. Like most conferences, the scientists shared and geeked out about each other's work.
  2. But the conference also emphasized the human side of being a researcher with panels on the LGBTQ community...
  3. ...visible minorities in planetary science...
  4. ...and harassment.
  5. The heavy panel on harassment was followed up by a surprise guest speaker: 8 year-old Arushi Nash, winner of the Canada SpaceApps Challenge, who demonstrated the Canadarm she built with her family.
  6. The conference also discussed professional aspects of STEM such as public outreach...
  7. ...and professional careers outside of academia.
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