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|Maia Weinstock is an editor, writer, and producer of science and children's media. She is the deputy editor at MIT News, the news outlet of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, Maia served as the editorial director and news director at BrainPOP, an educational content provider, and as an editor and reporter for outlets such as Discover, SPACE.com, Aviation Week & Space Technology, and Scholastic's Science World.
Maia is a strong advocate for girls and women, particularly in the areas of science, technology, politics, and athletics. She writes most often on diversity in STEM media and on the history of women in STEM — topics she has covered frequently on the Scientific American blogs. She is internationally known for her LEGO projects including Women of NASA, a LEGO Ideas-winning set that will soon be available in stores worldwide; the Legal Justice League, a set featuring the women of the U.S. Supreme Court; and Scitweeps, a collection of scientist and engineer minifigures. Maia has also led a number of efforts to increase the participation and representation of women on Wikipedia. She enjoys collecting and promoting scientific artwork and watching and creating documentary film. Additional vital stats: Cantabrigian. Night owl. Contralto. INFJ. Throws right, bats left. Glass half-full.