We stand together to promote STEM education, to support each other in all aspects of our careers, and to advocate for a fact-based public dialogue.


This October 11th is Indigenous Peoples' Day. It is a day to celebrate Native American culture and history. It is celebrated in many states and towns in lieu of Columbus Day. While this is not a federal holiday there has been a growing trend of celebrating this day instead of Columbus Day on the second Monday of the month of October. We support this change and encourage all Pod members to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day.

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We, the Philly Pod of 500 Women Scientists, stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter is about focus and not exclusion, and we support inclusion in all forms. In this time of reflection and catalyzing action, we have put together some resources. These resources are a way for you to help, not only with financial support, but to help educate yourself. We are at a pivotal moment, we need to lean in and make sweeping Social Justice change across this nation.

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