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A Scientific Approach to Increasing STEM Workforce Diversity

A Scientific Approach to Increasing STEM Workforce Diversity

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In spite of efforts to diversify the biomedical workforce, a significant proportion of the United States population remains grossly underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Nationally, women hold less than 25 percent of scientific research faculty positions, while African-Americans and Latinos account for 7.2 percent of academic faculty, surprising statistics given(...)

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Where the Presidential Nominees Stand on Science and Technology

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During the last seven and a half years, President Barack Obama has been a reliable advocate for science and technology. Just recently, the Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report highlighting 100 achievements fostering research and promoting innovation during President Obama’s two terms. As the country prepares for a new president to take(...)

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Baltimore Celebrates with Fun Festivals

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This past April, you may have noticed a surplus of sparkling lights scattered throughout Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For those who participated, Light City Baltimore provided food, music and fun. This event was so popular, it even attracted people from outside of Baltimore, including residents from Philadelphia and New York City, among other places. But for(...)

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How Genetics Can Inform Future Missions to Mars

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On May 3, I and four other Johns Hopkins students volunteered with the Personalized Genetics Education Project, or pgEd, at a congressional briefing titled “Enduring the Extremes: Space Travel, Genetics and Astronaut Health.” This briefing, co-hosted by Rep. Louise Slaughter and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, was motivated by NASA’s goal to conduct landing missions to a(...)

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Hopkins Outreach at the B’More Healthy Expo

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Doctors rarely have the chance to provide a variety of free and comprehensive services to patients under one roof, but the seventh annual B’more Healthy Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center was an opportunity to do just that. In a setting where health screenings, informational sessions, exhibits and entertainment were available, members of the community(...)

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Becoming a Science Storyteller: Tips on Communication

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“Nobody has to read this crap!” Ed Yong began his talk at a recent American Society of Human Genetics symposium, The Art and Science of Science Communication, with a bombshell. As scientists, we hold information in the highest regard, especially information we discovered while toiling away in the lab. But Yong insists that no one has(...)

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