Month: September 2018

By Amanda Lepof   “I love your haircut.” “Doesn’t she have a nice smile?” “She’s wearing a pretty color, while the rest of us women are dressed in black.” These are perfectly nice things to hear, but depending on when they’re said at work, can compliments be a subtle form of gender discrimination? I’ve actually...

Kristina Rothchild was a STEM Scholar in 2016, when she was a Project Manager in the laboratory of Dr. Lynn Adler at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The lab investigated the effects of thymol in floral nectar on the parasite load (Crithidia bombi) in the Common Eastern Bumblebee (Bombus impatiens). Her first authored paper about this...