The general sentiment is that efforts to increase inclusion should focus support on the URMs which would benefit most, and allowing participation by people of Asian and Indian descent, who have strong representation in the sciences, would miss the mark of increasing diversity. Efforts to increase underrepresented minority (URM) representation in STEM has been gaining […]
The scientists I looked up to at the beginning were not Latino. They were famous scientists of many years ago, like Madame Curie. Later, I realized that there were also, but a very few, Latino scientists. There were good ones, but very few, because there wasn’t as much a tradition to be a scientist in […]
Theresa Nyabeze decided that she wanted to help increase diversity in STEM fields by sharing her slightly unconventional career as a mining engineer. Moving to Canada from Zimbabwe when she was 12, Theresa joined an all-girls school. Without mentors to inform her of her options, she felt going into Medicine was the only option when you […]
Usually, girls weren’t encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college. -Ellen Ochoa Ellen Ochoa was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1958. Her parents Joseph Ochoa and Roseanne Deardorff met in […]
“My hobby is my work. I have the best of both worlds because I love what I do. Do I ever get tired of it? Not so far.” –James West James West was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia in 1931. In his youth, he tinkered with appliances; he said, “If I had a screwdriver […]
Believe in the power of truth… Do not allow your mind to be imprisoned by majority thinking. Remember that the limits of science are not the limits of imagination. -Dr. Patricia E. Bath Patricia Bath was born in Harlem, New York in 1942. Her father, Rupert Bath, was the first black motorman for the New […]
“Always Putting Kids First” essentially sums up their mission but those four words have a great impact on the community.