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Science & Social Justice: watch-listen

Inspiring the next Generation of Female Engineers

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

America’s STEM Education Problem

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.

Left of Black with Chris Emdin and Gary Bennett

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.

STEM eXposure: The Meyerhoff InfluenceTrailer

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

Supermarket Secrets

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

Mixing Social Justice and Science

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.    

Science for the People Podcast

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

Stats That Reshape Your Worldview

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

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