Why is it we know so little about the lived experiences of scientists of color and their responses to the claims made about them in the name of science? Dr. Evelyn Hammonds, a historian of science at Harvard University, uses W. E. B. DuBois' 1939 essay, “The Negro Scientist,” to address the question of the persistent under-representation of native-born U.S. African –Americans, Native Americans and Latino Americans in the U.S. scientific and technical workforce from the early 20th century to the present.
Articles by Debbie Mickle
Scratch Ed Meetups are for Teachers who want to explore computational creativity in all its forms. Teachers will get to IMAGINE, PROGRAM and SHARE using the innovative and free, web-based Scratch tool.
The medications we use today, to treat everything from coughs to cancer, were developed through a series of steps to figure out how safe and effective they are. It’s a long and expensive process, from lab tests to human subjects, before the drug can be made widely available.
Almost everything we know today about the beautiful giant ringed planet comes from Cassini, the NASA mission that launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004. Since then, the spacecraft has been beaming home miraculous images and scientific data, revealing countless wonders about the planet, its rings, and 62 moons—including some that could harbor life.
Joe Beasley is a 5th-grade teacher at Goochland Elementary School who uses his musical talents to write fun, content-centered songs that kids love. Beasley teaches his students original song lyrics and pairs them with physical actions- also known as kinesthetic learning. This helps his students, of all ability levels, to actively - and energectically - engage in classroom learning that sticks with them.
Newspapers today are full of accounts of the future marvels of “synthetic biology,” a new approach to engineering life. But, how new is it?
The total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 will be the first total solar eclipse in 99 years. This extraordinary cosmic spectacle will pass through 13 states, and everyone in the continental U.S. will have the opportunity to see at least a partial eclipse, making it the most widely viewed American eclipse of all time. Commencing at 10:15 a.m. PDT (1:15 p.m. EDT), a lunar shadow 73 miles wide will take one hour and 33 minutes to travel from Oregon on the west coast to South Carolina on the east, allowing continuous observation for 90 minutes.
With the total eclipse of the sun sweeping through 14 states on August 21st, University of Virginia Astronomer Ed Murphy is preparing to witness his third. Murphy talks with WCVE’s Charles Fishburne about what to expect and why being in the “path of totality,” is so important.
Jemesia Jefferson has had more than a few first-time experiences into the last 12 months. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, she packed her bags for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana.