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Anti-Racism Resource Roundup

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning, whether in school classrooms, informal or virtual settings always takes place within a societal and cultural context. Beginning in June, 2020, CAISE posted a statement that emphasized our commitment to addressing the racial inequities and injustices that are ever present throughout our social systems. This was a first step toward reflecting on and addressing the injustices for which we all continue to have responsibility. By gathering and sharing related resources from the STEM learning, education and science communication-related fields we hope to inform and support thinking and dialogue about individual and organizational practices toward positive change. CAISE is committed to updating this page, adding new resources and reorganizing existing content on a monthly basis to reflect the ongoing need for learning and engagement with these topics. CAISE welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions for additional tools, readings and ideas in service of this effort. Please email us- caise@informalscience.org

 


New Additions in August 2022

Science Magazine published NSF grant decisions reflect systemic racism, study argues by Jeffrey Mervis. An independent study of more than 2 decades of data on the National Science Foundation’s merit review process found that White scientists are more likely to win a grant from the NSF than researchers from other racial and ethnic groups.

Columbia Engineering offers 60+ Free STEM Resources and Opportunities for BIPOC, AAPIs, and Allies.

Global News posted Indigenous youth camp combines traditional Mi’kmaw knowledge with STEM and App aimed at keeping Mi’kmaw language alive helping new generation of learners by Amber Fryday.

STELAR published Developing the Next Generation of Talent: Perspectives from the Field on Equity and the Future of Work

Twitter events have returned:

 


 

Resource Roundup websites/pages:

Specific online events, articles and resources:

Twitter resources for engaging in conversations. This list will continue to grow as new initiatives emerge:

Podcasts:

  • Dope Labs, a podcast from two Black women scientists, by Zakiya Whatley and Titi Shodiya. Dope labs “serves up scientific principles with a healthy dose of tea… we believe ‘science is for errybody’ and our mission is to bring out the inner scientist in YOU.”
  • POCSquared, a monthly podcast hosted by Karel Green, Pruthvi Mehta, and Sehher Tariq, three women of color in STEM. POCSquared discusses the “good, bad and ugly of being a British born visible minority in a mathematical science,” as well as experiences in university and work.
  • Perspectives on Race Science and Scientific Racism (Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine), a series of discussions by scholars in the humanities and social sciences explores a variety of issues related to science, race, and racism.
  • In Those Genes by host Janina M. Jeff, PhD, MS, A hip-hop inspired podcast that uses genetics to uncover the lost identities of African descended Americans through the lens of Black culture. New season launched in Dec 2021.
  • Queer Talk podcast presents Ep 26 - Dr. Nuzhat Tabassum, where Dr. Nuzhat Tabassum discusses diversity and disparities in STEM. She also shares how heteronormative expectations can impact South Asian women and those who come out as queer later in life.
  • Black Women in Science Network presents a podcast on things that matter to Black women, professionally and personally.

Books and other media: