GWISE Holiday Gift Guide

Happy holidays to our GWISE friends and family! Read on for our recommendations for the STEMinists in your life*

Good reads

There are so many excellent books about science and trailblazing scientists! Recent GWISE book club picks include Inferior by Angela Saini, The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist by Ben Barres, and Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. Check out this list from the New York Public Library for more suggestions!

A preference for fiction? Try Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers for queer Black love and dealing with burnout or The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood for departmental drama and fanfic tropes.

And for the future scientists, astrophysicist and PhD student Sarafina Nance brings us Little Leonardo’s Fascinating World of Astronomy.

Wear it on your sleeve

Science communicator Raven the Science Maven runs the Smarty Pants Clothing Company. They have everything from rhinestoned safety goggles, to “This is what a scientist looks like” t-shirts, to periodic table leggings.

Manifest good news from your NSF/NIH reviewers with the ever-popular Girls Just Wanna Have Funding for Scientific Research sweatshirt.

Decorate your walls with a homemade embroidery, featuring the punny designs from Stitching Science on Etsy!

Research “assistance”

Science (and grad students!) run on coffee. Your favorite lab rat can caffeinate *and* celebrate their most recent publication with this custom mug.

Still WFH-ing? GWISE members recommend laptop stands, external keyboards and mouses, and monitors to prevent back pain and muscle strain. Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones help block out distractions. For eye protection, Drew Barrymore has blessed us with a line of affordable and stylish blue light glasses.

Finally, remind your favorite STEMinist to take a break from work! Connect to the spiritual and intuitive realms with these Women of Science tarot cards. Invite friends over for a Cards Against Humanity night, with the Science Expansion pack (profits from this set are donated to a scholarship for Women in STEM!). Or, have a quiet evening with a 500-piece Women in Science puzzle.

Happy holidays, GWISE! Stay safe and we’ll see you in 2022!

*Disclaimer: We do not receive any profits or discounts from these recommendations. We just think they’re cool.


Author: sbugwise

We are the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering group at Stony Brook University and we are dedicated to supporting women in STEM fields.

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