For our third week of Women In Action, we are featuring the legendary host of The Fab Lab, Crazy Aunt Lindsey!

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Lindsey E. Murphy is the creator and host of The Fab Lab With Crazy Aunt Lindsey. Lindsey calls herself “Martha Stewart + Bill Nye the Science Guy...but with a little extra flavor” We could not describe her any better.

 

 

The Fab Lab is a kids science show that breaks the mold of how to reach and teach kids science. With a hands-on approach, Lindsey teaches FREE and easily understandable ways to add more STEM into your life. Plus, each of her projects is eco-friendly and can be done in the kitchen, bathroom, backyard, and the garage. Lindsey says that she does “this by taking everyday science concepts and turn them into fabulous, Pinterest-worthy DIY projects that kids can do at home with their families. Quickly. Inexpensively. And together. “

OMG, so precious! She looks at the world in a different way and insists on making everything fun. We at Feisty Gal are huge fans of Lindsey because she understands that value of representation in STEM!  It is no secret that men currently dominate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
We really encourage you to learn more about Lindsey and her amazing work towards representing women of color in STEM. 

So, how do we bust the inequality of women and men in science?
American Association of University Women collected a list of tangible ways you and I can tackle that inequality!

Tips for what YOU can do:

  • Spread the word about girls’ and women’s achievements in math and science.
  • Teach girls that intellectual skills, including spatial skills, are acquired.
  • Teach students about stereotype threat and promote a growth-mindset environment.
  • Talented and gifted programs should send the message that they value growth and learning.
  • Encourage children to develop their spatial skills.
  • Help girls recognize their career-relevant skills.
  • Encourage high school girls to take calculus, physics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering classes when available.
  • Make performance standards and expectations clear.
  • Create College Environments That Support Women in Science and Engineering
  • Actively recruit women into STEM majors.
  • Send an inclusive message about who makes a good science or engineering student.
  • Emphasize real-life applications in early STEM courses.
  • Teach professors about stereotype threat and the benefits of a growth mindset.
  • Make performance standards and expectations clear in STEM courses.
  • Take proactive steps to support women STEM majors.
    For example, sponsor social events to help integrate women into the department, provide a student lounge open to all students to encourage interaction outside of class, or sponsor a “Women in (STEM major)” group.
  • Enforce Title IX in science, technology, engineering, and math.

GO FORTH AND CONQUER QUEENS! 

For more information check out these links:

AAUW Study "Why So Few"

Help fund Fab Lab 

Learn more about Lindsey and her work 

Check out Lindsey's Instagram