Category Archives: Equity

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better: Fostering Equity in the Sciences

QUICK – in your head, picture a scientists. What did that image look like? I can probably guess: White man, Probably older, Wearing a Lab coat. Like a certain someone…. Our conceptions of science and scientists almost always manifest this way … Continue reading

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My STEM Brings All The Minorities to the Lab

Name me a scientist. Now name me five more. Now, what do they all have in common? If I was a betting man, I’d bet that you just named me six white male scientists. Am I right? Yeah? That’s unfortunate, … Continue reading

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Equity for All – It’s Time

It’s no secret that women and minorities in STEM fields are lacking. Though many focus on the lack of women in these fields, it is really important to also look at how minorities are represented. A startling statistic from 2006 shows that … Continue reading

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Anyone Can Be A Scientist

Minorities in STEM Mae Jemison. Virginia Apgar. George Washington Carver. Gertrude Elion. Alan Turing. What do these five people have in common? Not much, besides the fact that each one is responsible for an incredible advancement in the field of … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Equity-ness

The thing about equity is that it’s not the same as equality; a common misconception. I feel when we talk about equity in a field, people often construe that means “let’s give everyone the same thing” as opposed to “let’s … Continue reading

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You’ll Believe God (and the future scientist) is a Woman

Think about a scientist. What do they look like? I can almost assume that most people imagined the stereotypically white, male scientist we see in every textbook and movie.  Often times, we neglect thinking about scientists who are women and/or … Continue reading

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Its 2018, Way Past Time for Equity in STEM

STEM careers are one of the fasting growing industries in the US, Yet women and minorities are still incredibly underrepresented. According to the National Science Foundation, these are the big numbers FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN STEM STUDIES AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL … Continue reading

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Ok Ladies (and Other Minorities) Now Let’s Get In Formation

Fairness vs Sameness When it comes to modern society, everyone faces challenges.  Some people face challenges more than others.  Women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities face hardships that others do not have to combat through … Continue reading

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Everyone Can Reach For the Stars

Where we stand today Women, minorities and those with disabilities are scarce in the STEM fields. There are many reasons why this is. One of the main reasons is the stereotypes placed on these individuals. Women are thought of, not … Continue reading

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STEM for One, STEM for All!

Who Currently Works in STEM Fields? As of now, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields are dominated by white males. While this may be changing year by year, it is our jobs as science educators to get all students interested at … Continue reading

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