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The Urban Scientist

You Should Know: Dr Caleph Wilson and 1st Generation STEM

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The hashtag #ScholarSunday is very much like #FollowFriday or #FF for short. Dr. Raul Pacheco (@RaulPacheco and raulpacheco.org). He created it as a vehicle for academics to engage with each other and alert our Twitter followers to who the intelligent, thought-provoking, and awesome colleagues we follow to keep us on our toes, challenge our assumptions [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Google Doodle Honors Chemist Dr. Percy Julian

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April 11, 2014 would have been Dr. Julian Percy’s 115th Birthday and it was a beautiful site to behold – seeing today’s Google Doodle honoring the man and his science. “Dr. Julian’s story is a fascinating one and I encourage you to read over the ACS and Wikipedia entries. As you might imagine, he faced [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wanted: Diverse, Innovative Problem-solvers, Next Generation Scientists

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When I departed for college my grandmother told me to join the debate team, because I was always arguing trying to prove a point. She was correct. I was a chatty Cathy and was always defending advocating my positions.  Debating was the most exhilarating intellectual experience I had had until that time. It was a [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Engaging girls in STEM: #WomeninSTEM #STEMchat March 18

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Who are your heroes of science? Mine include Marie Curie, Roger Arliner Young and Rubye Torrey. March is Womens History Month and I’m celebrating Women and Girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 9 pm EST, I will be participating in a #STEMchat discussing #WomeninSTEM with @KitchPantrySci, Liz Heinecke,@NGCProject, [...]

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The Urban Scientist

White House to Honor STEM Diversity and Access “Champions of Change”

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I’ve been on the road and I finally show up in Ithaca, to join the rest of my lab group at Cornell and the first thing I say to my boss is: “So, ummm….I’m going to the White House this week.” PRESS RELEASE THE WHITE HOUSE Office of Communications ________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, [...]

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The Urban Scientist

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

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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 [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Celebrating the Unsung Heros of Science and Black History

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During my school years, I was excited about Black History Month. I was very fortunate to have a host of culturally-aware teachers who gleefully threaded lessons of Black Achievement through out all of my subjects. To cap the entire month out, we had a school-wide assembly that was a big celebration of all of the [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Speaking my mind and signing my name

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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 [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#NPRBlacksinTech – a conversation about African American participation in American Innovation fields

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NPR Tell Me More Program with Michel Martin has been hosting an on-going conversation about the state of African-American participation in technology, as well as science and engineering field. It began with an on air radio program on November 27, 2013: A Day In The Life: Blacks At The Cutting Edge Of Innovation (Podcast of [...]

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The Urban Scientist

My Story Collider Story – Working Twice as Hard

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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 [...]

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