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Media Watch: An Essential Tool in Diversity

Diversity brings excellence to science, the workplace and other human endeavors, as research is showing. And the media plays a crucial role in shaping how society views its members, second perhaps only to the entertainment industry in such influence.

October 3, 2014 — Philip Yam
When Being Borinqueña Acquired New Meaning

When Being Borinqueña Acquired New Meaning

I knew my idea was not unique, mainly because it originated from a collective need. Like many others, I felt the need to have a voice and to form a space for a community that would highlight and represent the women in science of Puerto Rico.

November 15, 2014 — Greetchen Díaz
Team SciTweeps in Lego Form

Team SciTweeps in Lego Form

Credit: Maia Weinstock Source: Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is a Glamour Woman of the Year by Maia Weinstock on Voices In her post about oceanographer Sylvia Earle getting recognized this month by Glamour magazine for her contributions to science and society, Maia Weinstock included this picture of a custom Lego figurine of Dr.

November 25, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Culture Dish: Promoting Diversity in Science Writing

Culture Dish: Promoting Diversity in Science Writing

The most persistent — and infuriating — question about diversity in science writing has to be: "Why do we need diversity?" Sometimes that question is followed by this: "Isn't science color-blind?" To answer that second question first — no, science is most definitely not color-blind, any more than history or politics or literature is color-blind.

October 15, 2014 — Apoorva Mandavilli & Nidhi Subbaraman

Standing with DNLee5: Let’s Get Voices Heard

If you’ve been on the Scientific American network at all over the past weekend, or on twitter for that matter, you can’t have missed all that’s been going on.

October 14, 2013 — Scicurious

Guest Post 2: Automatic ‘othering’

Please welcome the second in the guest post series, the fantastic D-list monktress, Hermitage! So, I’m one of the ‘bloggers you’ve never heard of’ that Scicurious has graciously invited to be part of her diversity guest post series.

October 15, 2013 — Scicurious
Gone in 2014: Remembering 10 Notable Women in Science

Gone in 2014: Remembering 10 Notable Women in Science

Looking back on the year that was, science mavens may notice that tributes to those who’ve passed on in the preceding 12 months are far more often filled with stars of stage, screen, politics and sport than with the pioneering women and men who have bettered our society through discovery and invention.

December 29, 2014 — Maia Weinstock
More and Better Science en Español: a Call to Action

More and Better Science en Español: a Call to Action

Para leer esta entrada en Español, presione aquí. Few communities encompass as many challenges and opportunities as the 53 million Hispanics living in the United States.

July 3, 2014 — M. I. Feliú-Mójer, M. Gual Soler, I. Fernando Gonzalez and L. Quevedo

Latinas in STEM: Making Bright Futures a Reality

Editor's note: During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), Ciencia Puerto Rico and Borinqueña are celebrating the work of organizations inspiring, supporting and empowering Latinas in STEM fields.

October 2, 2014 — Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer

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