#ThankYourMentor – National Mentoring Month: My Science Mentoring Story

Happy New Year and Happy National Mentoring Month. Throughout the month we have seen posts, Tweets and stories about the importance of mentoring. This is why The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health started National Mentoring Month back in 2002. National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the…

My Autumn Reading List

If you are looking for books that are career focused this is the reading list for you.  My Autumn Reading List: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science by Scott L. Montgomery Teach Beyond your Reach: an Instructor's Guide to Developing and…

A Bit More About Mademoiselle Scientist + The Importance of Having a Science Community

This month I celebrated my 4th Blog Anniversary and I decided it was a great time for me to share a bit more me and why I started Mademoiselle Scientist . My name is Martina and I am a toxicologist, science communicator, and STEM education advocate. I started Mademoiselle Scientist as a way to share…

My Reading List II

I'm excited about sharing this reading list because it is a mix of books. If you haven't checked out Hidden Figures Book and Movie it is a much read and watch. My Reading List II: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race…

Black History Month Edition: My Experiences Participating in Research Training, Mentoring Programs & Science Organizations

In honor of Black History Month I was inspired to share my experiences participating in research training, mentoring programs and science organizations. I am grateful for all of my experiences and mentors that helped me become the woman in science that I am today. Coming from an inner city neighborhood and entering a big rural…

My Spring/Summer III Reading List:

Now that the weather is warming up, check out a few of these books. My Spring/Summer Reading List: Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. Wilson A Manual for Writers of Research Papers,…

Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientists: Beyond the (Micro)Scope Podcast:

 Beyond the (Micro)scope is a podcast focusing on science, technology, and business topics of women in science. I'm a huge advocate for women in STEM so this podcast was perfect. Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientists: Beyond the (Micro)Scope: Beyond the (Micro)Scope was founded by Lindsay Claiborn and Dr. Mumu Xu. Claiborn is a multimedia journalist with a…

Different Types of Mentors and My Mentoring Experiences

In my last blog post I shared how self-mentoring and understanding what you need in a mentor is the first step when finding a mentor. One of my first mentors was my aunt who is an electrical engineer and she gave me so much insight on my career. In high school I had a mentor…

Resources for Scientists using MOOCs: Coursera vs Edx.org

If you have been following Mademoiselle Scientist you know that I enjoy learning. Whenever I find a resource I have to share it. My two favorite resources for online learning are Coursera.org and Edx.org. These two Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) sites are perfect if you want to learn something new now. After a few years…

My Reading List:

Here are a few good reads to encourage you this spring. My Reading List: The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking by Roger Martin Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to…