STEMxm 04: Science Writer, Maia Weinstock

STEMxm Episode 4 – 
Interview with Maia Weinstock, Science Writer
*Update* – Maia’s LEGO set submission was selected by LEGO for creation!


Maia’s Bio

Maia Weinstock is an editor, writer, and producer with 17+ years of experience in science and children’s media. She serves currently as the Deputy Editor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology News Office. Previously, Maia worked as Editorial Director and News Director at BrainPOP and as an editor and reporter for several national science magazines and websites.

Maia is a guest blogger on cultural aspects of women in the STEM fields at Scientific American. She is the creator of the Women of NASA LEGO set, a finalist in the LEGO Ideas contest with a chance for worldwide production; Scitweeps, a photography project depicting scientists and science popularizers as minifigures; and the Legal Justice League, an original LEGO project depicting the first four female justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is also a co-author of A Passion For Science: Stories of Discovery and Invention.

In recent years, Maia has led efforts to increase the participation and representation of women on Wikipedia. Maia is a seasoned social media manager and coach; for two years she oversaw the Institute-level Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus accounts for MIT and continues to provide content and strategy for these and other MIT social accounts. She is also a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the New England Science Writers.  (Source: Maia Weinstock, LinkedIn)  You can follow Maia on Twitter by visiting here.


Stuff we discussed on Episode 4 – Astronomy and Space News

Brain Pop

Check out Maia’s lego creations on her Flickr Page

Submit your own Lego ideas. Learn more here.

Wikipedia Women in Red Project

A Passion for Science – Stories of Discovery and Invention  (Co-authored by Miaa Weinstock)

The Science Writer’s Handbook (Maia mentioned from NASW)


Maia’s Writing

Universe Unseen

Lego to Produce Female Scientist Mini-Figure Set

Lego Adds More Women in Science to Its Lineup

Gone in 2014: Remembering 10 Notable Women in Science

Scene at MIT: Margaret Hamilton’s Apollo Code


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