Undergraduate Diversity Travel Awards to Botanical Society of America MeetingsThe PLANTS program (funded by the National Science Foundation and Botanical Society of America) encourages the participation of undergraduates from underrepresented groups at the annual meetings of the BSA and affiliated organizations (this year in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 27-31, 2013)...
More and more I realize that having a scientifically literate public is imperative. As much as we hear news stories about new jobs and economic relief that STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) will have on our nation and our lives, the truth is, if individuals aren't ready for these great new, high-paying opportunities then that idyllic life will pass them by...
Science is experiencing a boost in enthusiasm and participation from the Citizen Science Movement. For those familiar it conjures up images of kids, adults and seniors counting birds or counting stars at night...
Why my campaign to promote quality and relevant science news in the Black Press matters: Real outcomes are at stake. Science Literacy is Social Justice!
On February 6, 2013, I got into a big Twitter chat with the esteemed Ebony Magazine (link here). For those of you unfamiliar, Ebony Magazine, founded by John H.
[View the story "Making headway with Ebony Magazine - getting the Science Right in the Black Press" on Storify] Why did I come so hard and so fast?1.
It is easier to cultivate a pre-existing interest in STEM fields than create it where none exists, states the report…Of the STEM disciplines, male students tend to gravitate toward fields of engineering and technology, while females far prefer science fields, including chemistry, biology, environmental science, and marine biology...Ethnically, Asian Americans express the highest interest in STEM fields, both currently and historically...
Black Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW) is a national public awareness campaign designed to encourage more African Americans to incorporate technology into their daily lives...
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...
A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
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