Science, technology, engineering and math are such important fields, which lead to meaningful innovations and development. Imagine all the discoveries that come to life when we combine these fields. Melisa Gumus does and this is why her work is so interesting.
“How do oysters eat? Why do dogs blink but cats do not? Curiosity was the source of my questions when I was a kid although I did not know that a career in science was an option”, said Gumus.
Melissa is doing a double major in Neuroscience and Mathematics with a minor in Physiology at the University of Toronto. She has already made relevant discoveries on the human brain and is combining both areas of math and science, to keep developing her research in computational neuroscience. She affirms that her curiosity about human brain determined her path in life.
Pay attention to her advice for you, curious girl: “Please, always remember that there is nothing that can stop you from going after your curiosity and passion!”.
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Next week: Have you ever heard of Simone Charron? Don’t miss next week “Women in STEM”!
STEM Camp’s new segment “Women in STEM” features prominent female Canadian STEM Champions. It is part of STEM Camp’s ongoing passion for, and commitment to, helping parents entice young girls to pursue their dreams in STEM-related fields. It is our hope that parents will read this feature with their girls each Monday from December 11, 2017 until June 25th. Go STEM girls!
Branch, C. A. (2018, January 22). Canadian STEM Femmes. Retrieved February 26, 2018, from http://www.science.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_97413.html#5