Work work work 🤦♀️🤦♀️ this is what my days look like these days. I am drowning in work, that's why I was not on Instagram as much and why my blog doesn't have new blog posts 😭I can't wait to get back on my feet... Until then... 👋👋
I could have been a doctor 1.5 years ago. But honestly how good would I have been as a 24 year old doctor? Fencing has been such a blessing in disguise because I've done things that don't even seem possible for someone like me. If you're afraid to break away from the timeline people want to place you on you'll miss out on amazing opportunities. Don't be afraid to learn and grow differently than your peers. I'll get my long white coat when it's my time and I'll be the best surgeon you've ever seen.
"The secret to getting ahead is getting started." #CanWomenSTEM150 Mita Dasog is an exceptionally talented young scientist developing new technologies for a sustainable future. As a Professor at Dalhousie University she develops and engineers inexpensive, earth-abundant materials for harvesting solar energy and utilizing such renewable power to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, synthesize fossil fuel replacements and make other products that lessen the burden on our natural resources. Mita earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Alberta where she worked on silicon nanoscience aimed towards producing advanced electronics and was the recipient of the annual CCUCC award for the best chemistry thesis in Canada. She is extremely enthusiastic about driving women to succeed in STEM fields and has volunteered for SHAD Valley intensive, summer internships, Juice from Juice energy outreach, and Let’s Talk Science youth development programs. Mita is regularly invited to give talks on how to excel in graduate school and as a woman in science.
So this is bacteria that grows on things you touch. The top right is from the handle of the Interdisciplinary Sciences building main entrance. Bottom right is from an elevator button. Bottom left is from a vending machine door (where you get your food from). Finally, the large amount of bacteria colonies in the top left is from a fire alarm pull handle. #WomenInSTEM