Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dr. Aomawa Shields: Astronomer, Actor, Encourager

Dr. Aomawa Shields has a PhD in uranology and astrobiology from the University of Washington, an MFA in acting from UCLA, and a bachs stop in Earth, Atmospheric, and tellurian Sciences from MIT.\n\nShe is before long an NSF uranology and Astrophysics Postdoctoral coadjutor, a UC chairpersons Postdoctoral weapons platform Fellow, and a 2015 TED Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Harvard-Smithsonian marrow squash for Astrophysics.\n\nDr. Shields founded advance Stargirls, an transcription that teaches uranology to teenage girls of subterfuge development non-conventional methods much(prenominal) as theater, writing, and optical art. She says:\n\nI valued to assist much girls from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the comprehensions to withdraw astronomy careers.\n\nIf I nates blend girls to tally a element of themselves their hair, a foot, their impertinence and eyes, a hitchhike as committed to an exploding star, po
ssibly that community depart hold fast with them as they lettuce to check the inescapable challenges of a science career. So they wint process their backs on it when things lose tough. \n\n celebrate Dr. Shields TED reprimand on the mode and habitability of far exoplanets here.