Picture a Scientist

After not being able to sleep last night, a social media site recommended the video: “Picture a Scientist” (NOVA/PBS, Aired 4/14/21).

I thought it would be a short video clip; but for 1 hour and 33 minutes, I was fixated. There’s a lot here to unpack and I’m still processing my thoughts. It’s given me a lot to think about. I hope that I’ll find both the time and courage to share my thoughts. For now, I encourage you to check it out; I’d love to know what you think.

In short, it’s a good reminder of where we were, where we are, and (via the example of the women highlighted in the film) that we can having meaningful impact to make things better future generations of underrepresented groups in STEM.

SIAM Activity Group in Quantitative Justice

Skylar Grey from Wisconsin-Madison and AJ Stewart (from Seattle Unversity – soon to be the AMS Congressional Fellow) are submitting a proposal to SIAM for an activity group in Quantitative Justice.

If you aren’t aware, SIAM activity groups are a really great infrastructure for research and community in specific topics. In order for the SIAM board to approve the creation of the group we need to collect signatures.

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