Monthly Archives: March 2021

Colorful puzzle pieces and "Impactful Women in STEM Crozzword Puzzle" in the center.

WiSE x Sarah Doyle Center Present: Women in STEM Crossword Puzzle Challenge

By: WiSE Coordinators — Nomin Baatarkhuu ’21, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rachel Lim ’21, Economics and Biology, Melissa Lopez ’21, Environmental Science (Conservation Science & Policy), Erika Nakajima ’21 Applied Mathematics-Biology & Anthropology

Brown’s Women in Science and Engineering, along with the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender, are excited to present a crossword puzzle about influential women in STEM. Over the last century, women have made countless groundbreaking discoveries in the various fields of STEM, but many of them have been under-celebrated in a historically male-dominated field. With this puzzle, it is our goal to bring to light many of these inspiring women and their extraordinary work, some of which has been done locally, on our very own Brown campus.

As you complete this puzzle, you will learn about women who have demonstrated brilliance and strength in the fields of STEM. Brown University students (studying locally or remotely) who answer all questions correctly will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. There will be 3 opportunities to win. We hope you can use this puzzle as an opportunity to take a small break from your classwork while still learning about the interesting contributions of women in STEM!  The puzzle challenge will close on April 5, 2021.


You can complete the puzzle online at the link below:

When you are finished, click the “Submit Answers” button on the left and enter your name and Brown email address (you do not need to create an account on the crossword puzzle site to play).

Image credit: Melissa Lopez

2 hands raised up in the air with 2 butterflies in the center and the sun shining through.

Take the Regeneration Photo Challenge!

By: Shanelle Haile, PhD Student in the Department of Sociology and Grad Parent Coordinator at the Sarah Doyle Center

We are excited to invite Brown University families to participate in our Women’s History Month theme “regeneration” by taking the Regeneration Photo Challenge, which aims to connect us and encourage our children to consider the world through a feminist lens.

The Indigenous feminist concept “regeneration” is a call for growth and renewal after destruction. Regeneration challenges us to recognize the interconnectedness of people, places, and nature as we face many dangers, such as climate change, racial violence, threats to reproductive integrity, and inequities exacerbated by COVID-19. Regeneration is, to put it simply, a responsibility to create gentler ways of living together by working across generations.

Therefore, we want to hear from youth in the Brown community! Please encourage your children (for younger children, in collaboration with a parent or caregiver) to submit a photograph and a brief description of how the photo exemplifies regeneration.

Talk with your kids about what regeneration means in their homes and communities. Ask your child about what it means to create gentler relationships built on reciprocal care and how we can reorient our existing relationships toward interactions that emphasize a shared love for one another.

To enter this photo contest, submit your photo and description through this google form. Five participants will be selected at random to receive a terrarium kit. The kits come with all you need (including lighting) to create a mini garden—a small world—in your own home. 

The submission deadline is April 1st. Details and submission information can be accessed via this link. We look forward to your submissions!

Image credit: sarayut_sy/

International Women’s Day Haiku Submissions

By: Global Brown Center for International Students and the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender

Thank you to those who submitted haiku submissions in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th. Please see below. Thank you, Nhu Phung, for creating the designs!

By: Hamsa Shanmugam
By: Florin A Najera-Uresti
By: Helena Stacy
By: Maria Daigle
By: Chanelle Dupuis
By: Irene