ADVERTISEMENT
  About the SA Blog Network

Posts Tagged "#IamScience"

Doing Good Science

I am science, and so can you!

composite-square-01

Following up on my post yesterday about my own journey with science, I wanted to offer some words of encouragement to those who are still in the early stages of their own journey. I was prompted to write them by Dr. Isis, as part of her excellent and inspiring Letters to Our Daughters Project. Dr. [...]

Keep reading »
Doing Good Science

I am science … or am I?

composite-square-02

Kevin Zelnio kicked it off on Twitter with a hashtag, and then wrote a blog post that shared the details of his personal journey with science. Lots of folks have followed suit and shared their stories, too — so many that I can’t even begin to link them without leaving something wonderful out. (Search the [...]

Keep reading »
The Urban Scientist

#Scio14 Expanding the Dialogue on Diversity: Privilege and the Pursuit of Science

BBW do science

As I was completing my doctorate studies, I was mounting an insane amount of student debt. I needed to finish. I wanted to finish. However, working an outside job or even a teaching assistantship kept taking up mind space and time and prevented me from just getting things done. I was so financially strapped that I was [...]

Keep reading »
The Urban Scientist

Speaking my mind and signing my name

DNLee headshot 12

I wrote an essay as part of a Group Post at #HopeJahrenSureCanWrite about being your authentic self – name and all – on the internet. Five science bloggers, @HopeJahren, @DNLee5, @JBYoder, @kejames & @hormiga, each of different academic ranks and each with our own ‘vulnerabilities’ share our stories of why we write, but perhaps more importantly [...]

Keep reading »
The Urban Scientist

My Story Collider Story – Working Twice as Hard

sclogo

I must extend a very, very big thank you to Ben Lillie and Erin Barker of The Story Collider and giving me a chance to share my personal experiences in and with science. Story Collider is an amazing program and vehicle for sharing science stories. If you get a chance to attend or participate, then [...]

Keep reading »
The Urban Scientist

#Scio13 Diversity Session: North Carolina offers support to LGBT students

Look for Justine at #scio13

On Thursday, January 31, 2013 I will be co-moderating a ScienceOnline Session on Diversity in the Sciences with Alberto Roca of MinorityPostdoc.org. The audience will surely have many individuals interested in this topic as we explore many different avenues of diversity and inclusion in sciences and higher education. I pleased to share that the audience [...]

Keep reading »
The Urban Scientist

A Dream Deferred: How access to STEM is denied to many students before they get in the door good

A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over– like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does [...]

Keep reading »
The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: The New Face of STEM

African-American Students at a microscope

They ask me what I do and who I do it for. Them. These were some of the students I had the pleasure of sharing science with when I was an NSF GK12 Fellow at Normandy Senior High School. Students in the classroom doing hands on science lessons studying microbes under a microscope. Students outdoors [...]

Keep reading »
The Urban Scientist

It’s on! Science Blogger Challenge 2012

ScienceBloggers2011

Starting today, Monday, October 15th through November 5th, science bloggers from far and wide will compete to deliver the most supplies to students across the country. And I am on a mission. Yes. Yes, I am! Like all of my colleagues (now competitors) I care about quality science education and outreach and access for all [...]

Keep reading »
The Urban Scientist

Summer of Code could create the next teen Tech Superstar

black-Girls-223x300

Nive Jayasekar, a 17 year old teen age girl, designed a Smart App at a local hackathon and walked away with a prize of $10,500.  She was also offered a summer internship at Facebook. Yes, THE Facebook. Facebook Wants To Hire This 17-Year-Old. How does this happen? How is it that some folks seem to [...]

Keep reading »
The Urban Scientist

African-American Science Bloggers, Writers, and Tweeters

I’m still continuing my crusade to shine the spotlight on Top STEM Professionals of Color.  Today, I’m sharing my list (and hyperlinks) of African-American Science Bloggers, Writers, and Tweeters.  And I’m doing this in conjunction with the announcements of the 2012 Black Weblog Award categories.  It’s a nice spread of categories and I am happy [...]

Keep reading »
The Urban Scientist

Identifying the Top STEM Professionals of Color – getting started

I should have written this post many months ago.  In October 2011 I critiqued The Root Top 100 list for failing to include many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals.  Yesterday, I revisited those same feelings when I responded to The Loop 21’s article on We Need More See More Black Faces in Science [...]

Keep reading »

More from Scientific American

Scientific American Special Universe

Get the latest Special Collector's edition

Secrets of the Universe: Past, Present, Future

Order Now >

X

Email this Article

X