Nine STEM Women to Follow on Twitter

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Smart, hip, social women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) inspired this article in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.

These women were chosen for their contributions in their fields, as well as their inspiring presence on Twitter. Their perspectives offer a look into the day-to-day lives of women who are writing today’s history – and paving the way for the next generation.

@astraughnomer — Amber Straughn is a NASA astrophysicist. Her feed is more than just a real-life look into what’s up at NASA (although it’s certainly that, too).  Her tweets range from amazing deep space photography to updates on the James Webb Space Telescope, with personal asides about art, dogs, Arkansas and life.


@evelynjlamb – Evelyn Lamb is a mathematician, math and science writer. Her feed is an intriguing mix of the objective and subjective.  The math is constantly in play, from classroom practicalities to personal rumination – but there’s also music, orange peels, flamingos, art and a clear love for the absurd.

@hmason – Hilary Mason is a data scientist and founder of Fast Forward Labs. Her passion for data and cheeseburgers is just the beginning. Her posts reflect both her curiosity and philosophy: “I believe technology should give us superpowers.”


@kinojabber — Tracy Fullerton is a game designer, educator and author. She was named Game Changer of the Year at the 2015 Games for Change Awards. Her mentoring spirit and amazing creativity in game development make her feed a must-follow for gamers and non-gamers alike.


@kscottz — Katherine A. Scott is a computer vision, machine learning and robotics consultant. Her sense of humor drives her Twitter feed. It is science delivered with irreverent commentary and marvelous puns, and it’s a great window into what it’s like to spend life elbow-deep in code and robots.


@lakshmipratury — In 2009, Lakshmi, a longtime TEDster, co-hosted TEDIndia, a one-time conference that expanded TED’s reach into Asia. Riding the momentous energy and demand generated from TEDIndia, the inaugural INK Conference was held in December 2010. INK is independent of TED, but values a continued warm relationship with the New York-based TED organization.


@RomaTheEngineer – Roma Agrawal is a structural engineer. She describes herself as a structural engineer, public speaker, talking head, writer, and former-physicist working to inspire the next generation. Her tweets reflect all that and more, including her passionate evangelism for women in STEM.


@triketora — Tracy Chou is a software engineer. She recently spoke out in Vogue magazine about her experiences around the issue of diversity in tech. Her feed offers a day-to-day look into her life as an engineer, along with opinion and great content recommendations.


@womensaudio — Terri Winston is founder and executive director of Women’s Audio Mission based in San Francisco. Her non-profit is dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. The Mission’s feed is an always-fascinating look at their mission and what’s up in the world of sound.





Mothers of Invention is a series about innovative women — from pioneers in the world of science and technology to modern engineers and mathematicians. These stories explore how women’s diverse contributions and perspectives impact current and future generations. 

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