New Blogrolls!

i-9dc84d4d9156dccb30d5f62466b4219a-swblocks.jpgIn all the excitement of our weekend travel, two important milestones went by unmentioned. Saturday marked the two-year anniversary of my Ph.D. defense, and the one year anniversary of my move from blogger to ScienceBlogs. In celebration of the latter, I undertook the ambitious and miserably overdue task of updating our blogroll. The old blogroll was nearly as old as Minnow and it didn’t reflect the incredible growth in women in STEM related blogs over the past two years.

We’ve got so many and such excellent blogs in our community these days, that they deserve more than one blogroll. They deserve a party, a tab, a page…..Meet the new blogrolls.

The blogrolls are mainly limited to blogs authored by women, though there is a section at the bottom for blogs by allies. I thought it would be awesome if we could find other blogs written by women with the same field of interest, so I’ve tried to generally lump the blogs into disciplines. Some got lumped together, because I didn’t want to single anybody out.

Now even though I’m feeling pretty good about updating the blogrolls (and getting a proposal out the door), I have no doubt that I’ve overlooked some of you. I’m also sure that some of you will disagree with how I’ve categorized your blogs. So consider this comment thread open for nominating blogs for inclusion and repositioning currently listed blogs. Two caveats though: (1) Please don’t propose a complete overhaul of the organization. I simply haven’t the energy. (2) Don’t expect a lightning response to getting the additions listed. I’ll keep adding to the blogrolls as I have time.

Now get reading all of the other great blogs out there.


  1. #1 Rivikah
    September 24, 2008

    Well you’ve got me (Life and Then Some) up there twice and if I was categorizing myself I’d put myself in Chemistry, Physics, and Math.

    But you know, I’m just excited to be there.

  2. #2 Fia
    September 24, 2008

    A very nice list! Lately, I found myself wishing for such a thing. Thank you.

    Would you mind listing me, too? My blog isn’t that old, but I post on a regular basis. It does not say so in the blog description, but I would categorize myself in the Botany, Zoology, Ecology, and Environmental Science category. Thank you very much!

  3. #3 Isis the Scientist
    September 24, 2008

    Thanks for the roll, ladies. You all are awesome!

  4. #4 ecogeofemme
    September 24, 2008

    Thanks for including me! The categories are a great idea. But of course I thought, “I should be in the BZEES group. no, I should be in geoscience. no I should be in BZEES, no geoscience…” Stupid interdisciplinary identity crisis!

    Congratulations on your Dr-versary and ScienceBlogiversary.

  5. #5 Academic
    September 24, 2008

    BZEES sound like a musical group.

    Where are all the other engineers?

  6. #6 ScienceWoman
    September 24, 2008

    Where are all the other engineers?

    Alice and I have been wondering the same thing. We’re hoping they’ll come out of the woodwork and ask to be included in the blogroll.

  7. #7 stepwise girl
    September 24, 2008

    So much great stuff to read!! Thanks for a great blog.
    And thanks a lot for inlcuding me!

  8. #8 Candid Engineer
    September 24, 2008

    Hey- this is great for one-stop blog shopping! Thanks for the inclusion…

  9. #9 Jane
    September 24, 2008

    Thanks for updating my URL! Great blogroll! A few things I noticed:

    * FemaleCSGradStudent is now blogging at

    * You might want to consider adding Confessions of a Science Librarian ( under “allies”. Just a suggestion…

  10. #10 acmegirl
    September 24, 2008

    Cool! Thanks for including me. So much to read, so little time…

  11. #11 Citronella
    September 24, 2008

    Math and Computer Science in two different categories? We machine learners and/or statisticians don’t even know ourselves where the limit is! But as I barely blog about academia and almost never about science, I won’t bother you with it.

    And it is so nice to have such a compilation: thanks for putting it together!

  12. #12 Stephanie Chasteen
    September 25, 2008

    Hi there, just letting you know about my blog since it seems I haven’t shown up on your radar yet. Sciencegeekgirl, and I’m in STEM-Physics. Thanks, and great blogroll!

  13. #13 Podblack Blog
    September 25, 2008

    Thanks as well – it’s nice to know that I’m included with such company. πŸ™‚

  14. #14 Emily
    September 25, 2008

    Wow, so many blogs! I’m excited to see me up there. Although, technically I’m doing more behavioral research than BZEEs stuff…but it all overlaps a lot, and I can’t decide which I category I should be in.

    (PS – I demoted my boring blog title to subtitle, can you change it up above, please?)

  15. #15 Rachel
    September 25, 2008

    Wow – that means I’ve been reading your blog for more than two years – I came in before your defence!

  16. #16 FAW
    September 25, 2008

    Hee! I’m in there! I feel very giddy right now πŸ™‚ As soon as I get back from my vacation I will take the time to go through the list and test the limits of my RSS reader.

    I have to admit I was a little surprised to find myself with the engineers, since most of the time my research is in the behavioural science category – but then I don’t blog about that much and human-computer interaction (or user-system interaction) is lots about engineering so now I feel an interdisciplinary identity crisis coming on πŸ˜‰

  17. #17 Janus Professor
    September 25, 2008

    Thank you for including me and others!

  18. #18 mommyprof
    September 25, 2008

    Me, me! Behavioral and social would fit.

  19. #19 Hannah
    September 25, 2008

    Hey, thanks for including my blog!

    … except, it should be spelled Twinkle twinkle YSO.

    that’s okay, you guys rock, so I forgive you. πŸ™‚

  20. #20 Missy Ph.D.
    September 25, 2008

    Many thanks for including me (The Journey to a Ph.D.)! Your blogroll is now my new start-up page! πŸ˜€

  21. Hmmm, there are a few astronomers not on the list:

    Pamela Gay at Star Stryder:

    She also does AstronomyCast, a podcast:

    Amanda Bauer:

    While not strictly science, several of the women at Skepchicks are scientists:

    Teen Skepchick has *teenage* women bloggers:

    And while not strictly a blog, the official Cassini Saturn Probe imaging site, CICLOPS, has comments written by team leader Carolyn Porco:


  22. #22 physicsandcake
    September 25, 2008

    Hello, brilliant list, thanks for doing this! Could you include my blog too πŸ™‚ It’s fairly new, but probably falls under STEM – Physics.

  23. #23 Alice
    September 25, 2008

    Yeah, where are all the engineers?

    Rikvah, Fia, sciencegeekgirl, Emily, mommyprof, Hannah, and physicsandcake, you all have been added/updated/moved/etc. FAW, if your identity crisis worries you, we can move you! Just let us know.

    Can I also just chime in on SW’s post? It is truly awesome that there are so many fab women in STEM blogs out there. We love reading you. Even (speaking for myself) if I tend to just lurk. Thanks for writing.

  24. #24 e.
    September 25, 2008

    Great idea! I would like to also recommend my friend Chanda,
    It would be under Physics.
    Thank you for doing all that work for us! πŸ™‚

  25. #25 Felicia Gilljam
    September 25, 2008

    You might consider my blog … although I confess I don’t write about science as often as I wish I did, but that’s because I’m a mere biology student and don’t feel like I have all that much to contribute, yet. Still I might qualify, as a (wannabe) scientist, and definitely lacking a Y-chromosome. So, just tossing the suggestion out there.

    Oh, and thanks for a great blog. πŸ™‚

  26. #26 Jessika
    September 25, 2008

    I work in IT, and thought I was on your blogroll before, but maybe my lack of blogging lately got me cut. If I don’t write enough about IT/feminism to get on the blogroll, no big deal. It’s just always nice to see lots of new and cool blogs written by women.

    Keep up the good work!

  27. #27 ScientistMother
    September 25, 2008

    Wow, SW, thanks for doing this, especially knowing how busy you are. You have some amazing women scientists/bloggers out there. Congratulations on your milestone

  28. #28 Damian
    September 25, 2008

    How about the 80Beats Blog by Eliza Strickland?

  29. #29 Emily Lakdawalla
    September 25, 2008

    That’s an impressively long list! I woud love to be included. I’m not sure which category planetary science fits in.

  30. #30 Alice Enevoldsen
    September 25, 2008

    Pick me! Pick me!

    I’ve got a blog too: Alice’s Astro Info at (

    For category I’d have to say Physics … since that’s often how astronomy is categorized, but, like Emily Lakdawalla, you could also go Geo if you really wanted to, since I do some planet stuff too. Wherever you put StarStryder would probably work.


  31. #31 psi*psi
    September 25, 2008

    Thanks for linking me (although my co-blogger is male)!

    I have to insist that you also link Echiral in your STEM section (chemistry & maths). Her blog deserves more recognition than it gets πŸ™‚

  32. #32 Crystal
    September 25, 2008

    yay! thanks for adding me to your blogroll- i feel so honored to be among that list! such great STEM women bloggers out there!

  33. #33 Lab Lemming
    September 26, 2008

    Is there a “Dr(s) Evil” section for those of us who are neither allied nor women?

  34. #34 ScientistMother
    September 26, 2008

    oops forgot to ask to be added, I would be a basic scientist / biomedical. thanks!

  35. #35 Amanda
    September 26, 2008

    Thanks for including me!

  36. #36 Rosa Williams
    September 26, 2008

    I’d like to request the addition of the (small) astronomy blog I run for Columbus State University’s Space Science Center. I’m an astronomy professor at CSU, and very interested in encouraging women in STEM fields.

  37. #37 Sarah
    September 27, 2008

    Yay. Thanks for adding me.

  38. #38 sarcozona
    September 27, 2008

    Thanks for the add – and for the great reading list! @Felicia Gilljam – We aspiring scientists have our place, too. And don’t worry about not knowing too much yet. I love blogging about little interesting facts or complaining about how many tests/lab practicals my professors feel are appropriate to offer in a 2 day span or silly things from my notes. Besides, your blog looks like it’s full of interesting science-y things!

  39. #39 Comrade PhysioProf
    September 28, 2008

    I am outraged that Comrade PhysioProf is not on your motherfucking blogroll!!!!!! This is a MORTAL INSULT and I hereby call for you to be EXPELLED FROM SCIENCEBLOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!111!!

  40. #40 BerryBird
    September 28, 2008

    Thanks so much for including me… I am super-honored.

  41. #41 /b/forever
    September 29, 2008

    This one is also a good read:

    She’s hilarious

  42. #42 LindaCO
    September 29, 2008

    Hi, I write about working in and doing science, being a mom and the stuff in between and would be honored to be included. I work in the field of population genetics (plants and insects).

  43. #43 microbiologist xx
    September 30, 2008

    WOW!! Thanks for including me on the list. This is just the push I need to get moving again on my blog after dissertation hell. It’s like a little gift from the scienceblogosphere. Thanks again.

  44. #44 Silver Fox
    October 4, 2008

    Hi, I’m relatively new – just this year – and would be honored to be on your list — in geology!

  45. #45 Clarissa
    January 5, 2009

    I’d love to be included under the “Botany, Zoology, Ecology, and Environmental Science” category! Thank you in advance!

  46. #46 Mrs. Comet Hunter
    January 6, 2009

    I’d also like to be added to your blog roll! I’d fit best under the Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, and Math category. Thanks so much!

  47. #47 ScienceWoman
    January 6, 2009

    Hi Silver Fox, Clarissa, and Mrs. Comet Hunter. Thanks for adding yourselves to the list. Unfortunately which serves up our blogrolls is under major renovation and has been unavailable for several months. Hopefully they’ll get their issues straightened out soon, and I’ll be able to update the lists. (Since I invested considerable time in making the blogrolls there, I don’t really want to redo them if has a chance of coming back.)

  48. #48 Julianne
    January 8, 2009

    Hi — There are three of us blogging as part of the Cosmic Variance crew (physics and math), and the guys involved are all of the enlightened variety.

  49. #49 Alice
    April 4, 2009

    Okay, I think I’ve updated all the links up to here, now that Blogrolling is back up! Comment again if I’ve missed you.

  50. #50 Feminist Chemists
    May 10, 2009

    We love your blog. We would LOVE to be included in your blogroll. We have you on ours!

    Feminist Chemists believe that all women are created equal too.

    Our site is a central repository of information that will educate and inspire and likely infuriate.

    We are astonished that there is still a debate about the existence of discrimination against women in chemistry. If anyone still doubts this fact, our site provides irrefutable proof from diverse credible sources.

    As Feminist Chemists we are opening chemistry to all people.

  51. #51 Susann
    June 29, 2009

    hi, i just found this site – itΒ΄s great. I started my site and would be glad to be added to your blogroll. The Infos of my site are responding to the URL which is translated women at science. lg Susann

  52. #52 Clara
    July 6, 2010


    I’d love it if you’d be able to include Stemming on your blogroll — it’s a collaborative blog/community for/by women in the STEM fields discussing the issues they encounter and supporting and sharing resources with each other.

    Thank you!!

    -Clara (founder,

  53. #53 Amber Stuver
    October 14, 2010

    I would love to be listed in your blogroll under women in physics/astronomy.

    My blog is called Living LIGO and focuses on my daily life as a LIGO scientist (both science and mundane). I’ve just started but I hope to make my blog an outreach outlet to help people understand the science of gravitational waves and to let people see that we are real people just like them!



  54. #54 Omegle TΓΌrkiye
    February 11, 2011

    Fields discussing the issues they encounter and supporting and sharing resources with each other good.

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