diversity in science Biota Project Blogs 

Diverse Scientific Superstars: A Celebratory Parade

Part 1:  Space Travel & Environmental Conservation By Micah Miles (@MC_Miles1), Daniela Zarate (@daniela.x.zarate), Gracia Arellano, & Jessica Monterrosa Mena for The Biota Project (@thebiotaproject) Google the word ‘scientist’ and prepare for a wave of heteronormative white men to inundate your search results. The broad disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics comprise the four branches of the mighty STEM umbrella, covering topics as diverse as squid toxins and artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, the diversity of the scientists conducting the research does not often match the broad diversity of the science…

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I look like a scientist; women in STEM Engineering 

Women in STEM: You Don’t Look Like a Scientist

By Katherine Lindemann There are many women in STEM professions, yet research shows women who look feminine are still judged less likely to be scientists. What is being done to overcome this stereotype? Women in STEM fields have plenty of anecdotal evidence that looking feminine and “looking like a scientist” at times seem mutually exclusive. They’ve revealed their professions at parties to be met with surprise, been asked where the professor is in their own university offices, thought maybe they shouldn’t wear a dress to that conference. Now there’s scientific evidence as…

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