Words From The Chair
Kernesa Samana / 2020 THE Ohio WiNUP Chapter Chair
WiNUP Family- so much has changed since our last newsletter. The U.S. now has more than 30,000 cases of coronavirus and most of us are under orders to stay at home. The term ‘social distancing’ is a regular part of our vocabulary and toilet paper has become a commodity. I have spent more time on social media than normal, and have found some great meme’s to help lighten the mood, including one that I identify with that says “When you find out your normal daily lifestyle is called quarantine”.
Whether you are an introvert or an extravert, adapting to these new orders can be a difficult adjustment. As we get through these times together, what if we think about practicing distant socializing, instead of social distancing? Can we leverage technology to connect? Can we build online communities and find new ways to interact with each other? I believe we can, and would like to invite each of you to join the WiNUP Slack workspace by using the invitation link below. You can access the link either through your smartphone or personal laptop. If placing on your phone, download the app and create your personal account prior to opening the link below. Use the #general channel to share encouragement, information and ideas with your fellow WiNUP members. There will be channels for each committee to share specific committee ideas. This is one way to stay connected with our chapter.
The song for this month comes from Rebecca Auker- and is “Underdog” by Alicia Keys. I hope this song inspires you to “Keep on keeping at what you love”
Stay safe and healthy!
If you have a song that moves you - send it to me, I may include it in a future newsletter!
Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina to go to space
Women have incredible influence. Whether we realize it or not, embrace it or not, or even like it or not, we have the power to affect others’ lives for good or for bad. Our life impacts those closest to us, in our homes and our social circles.
The Brooklyn native became the face of America’s stateside war efforts in 1942 while working the night shift on a Connecticut assembly line where she drilled rivets into fighter planes.
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WATCH AEP PEREGRINES IN REAL TIME!
In the early 1990s, IDNR biologists built the nest box on top of the Indiana Michigan Power Center building and installed the webcam. Several peregrine families have occupied the nest since then. The IDNR and volunteers from Soarin’ Hawk Rescue and the Indiana Audubon Society monitor the birds and provide medical care, nest cleanup, and tracking.
Credit to West Woods Elementary School for STEM picture.
Listen to women from across the Administration tell the stories of their personal heroes across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Share them yourself. Add your own. And honor their legacy by committing to encourage a young woman to pursue a career in science.