The past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind, all because I made this space skirt.

Let me explain.

After seeing the Mars Perseverance landing, I got immediately inspired by the parachute's design. The internet deciphered it's hidden message as Dare Mighty Things written in binary!


Here’s to the doors that they may open as well

New beginnings and major wins get a lot of focus on social media. The engagements, awards, new jobs, weddings, and businesses launches. But endings can be really positive as well! The past few weeks have been all about the end of an era for me: closing my 3D printing jewelry…


My full-time job title can be a bit cumbersome: Science Communications Specialist for the International Space Station Program Research Office. So what exactly does that mean?🤔

What I like to tell people is that I help tell the stories of the science being conducted aboard the space station!🔬

More than…


This is a question I’ve been getting a lot recently with my new job. Just a few weeks ago I left my job at MIT in Boston to move to Houston to come work at NASA as a science communications specialist for the International Space Station.

My love of space…


Don’t worry if you don’t know where you are going next. I haven’t known for the past 5 years.

From the outside, paths seem a lot clearer. Ambitions seem obvious. Dream jobs seem like perfect next steps.

From the inside, every step is filled with uncertainty, decisions, and self doubt. …


This past week I just returned back from my first international speaking engagement. I was on the future of work panel at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. …


Bringing code into your fashion

Today’s science style look is inspired by one of the building blocks of technology: code. Coding is the language behind computers. You and I speak and read using the alphabet and words to communicate. Computers have a different way to do this, and it is code! Just like humans speak…


How print-on-demand companies are changing the side-hustle game

Photo: Printful

I first encountered print-on-demand companies when I was looking for ways to expand my fashion company, Sci Chic. They enabled me to expand my science-inspired jewelry line into an apparel business as well. I was finally able to begin offering clothing adorned with the same designs that inspired my jewelry…


Facing the future of work head-on

Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash

During a college engineering internship, I was asked to help implement an advanced manufacturing technology. If successful, I would essentially eliminate one manufacturing worker’s job. And in order to apply the technology, I had to work directly with that worker to understand his work, both of us knowing full well…


Exploring the world of physics

Meet our January STEM Star, Shruti Sharma! A current PhD Candidate in the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, she has a background in materials science. …

Erin Winick

Scicomm specialist for the International Space Station. B.S. Mechanical engineering. Covering intersections of STEM and creativity. Views are my own.

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