Submission Instructions

Submitting to Grandma got STEM is pretty simple.

If you want to suggest someone, email your idea to Rachel Levy at

If you are a STEM-ma or know one, then you can create the post!  Send the name of the STEM-ma, some pics and the text of the story to Rachel Levy at

Is there a due date?  No, there’s no due date.  The project is ongoing.

What should I submit? There’s no required length and no special format.  People seem to be enjoying reading personal stories and remembrances, but as you can see, the posts are arriving in all shapes and sizes.  In general, each post has at least one photograph and some sort of story by (or about) the featured person.  Photos of the person at work and with grandkids seem to be of interest.  Old photos also seem to be favorites — there are some priceless black and whites!

Who can submit?  Anyone can submit.  You can submit a post about yourself, a friend, mentor or colleague.  We have also had submissions from daughters, sons, nieces and nephews, granddaughters, grandsons, partners and spouses.

Who can be featured?  The main idea is to feature grandmas in STEM-related fields (broadly defined), but not every woman featured is a grandmother.  Grandma got STEM has fabulous posts from great aunties and folks saying “I have no kids/grandkids but I’m old enough to be a grandma”.  We also have submissions from (or about) women who have been denied the opportunity for education or participation in STEM.

Does the person have to be living?  Many people have asked this question, so I thought I should put the answer here.  The person does not have to be living to be featured in Grandma got STEM.


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