Close your eyes and picture and engineer. You probably weren’t envisioning Debbie Sterling. Debbie Sterling is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mission … Continue reading
Science & Social Justice: watch-listen
Our nation’s high school seniors aren’t ready for college-level math and science courses. Few graduates take advanced STEM classes in high school, and those who do rarely earn qualifying scores on their AP exams.
This talk will compare symbolic blood as it has been used in 20th and 21st-century U.S. tribal enrollment with the more recent advent of DNA testing for enrollment.
The panel features Richard Dawkins, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan and Victor Stenger. Moderated by D.J. Grothe (of Point of Inquiry), it took place at the New York Academy of Sciences at a Center for Inquiry conference titled “Secular Society … Continue reading
Mark Anthony Neal talks with Professor Chris Emdin about his new book, “Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation”. Later, Mark is join by Duke professor, Gary Bennett to talk about obesity in african american communities.
Girls in STEM, featuring young women scientists and engineers who wowed the President and the nation at the White House Science Fair in February, shines a spotlight on these extraordinary young role models and their exciting projects — ranging from … Continue reading
STEM eXposure: The Meyerhoff Influence is a powerful and intricate film documenting the lives of six black scientists and engineers, five of which are UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars alumni. Delivering an important message to African American youth interested in S.T.E.M. fields, … Continue reading
Drs. Hrabowski and Summers discuss why programs that support and graduate minority students in STEM subjects are necessary. They also describe their Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC, a program that has been very successful and which could be replicated at … Continue reading
How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we paying for the homogenized, cheap and convenient food that supermarkets specialize in? In a two-part … Continue reading
Sehoya Cotner, faculty member at the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences, talks about her effort to make conversations about gender and sexuality in her introductory biology courses more inclusive.
Some of California’s dopest graffiti artists — Mear One, Vyal One, Werc, Griffin One, and Ernest Doty — have created high-impact murals to raise awareness for the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). The artists discuss their reasons for supporting … Continue reading
Science for the People arose in 1969 out of the anti-war movement and lasted until 1989. With a Marxist analysis and non-hierarchical governing structure, Science for the People tackled the militarization of scientific research, the corporate control of research agendas, … Continue reading
With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, and … Continue reading