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Antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

Celebrating Science and Hispanic Heritage Month: A Conversation with Hector Arce

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Diversity strengthens science. It’s more than just a matter of fairness and equity—diverse groups of people create better science. Yet it should come as no surprise that people of color continue to be underrepresented in science and engineering. Some people and organizations are doing their best to change that. Read more >

Photo: European Southern Observatory/CC-BY 4.0
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College/Underserved Community Partnership Program: Building a Better Tomorrow through the Power of Partnerships

Michael W. Burns, Senior Advisor for the Regional Administrator
, , UCS

What if there was a federal program that connected universities and underserved communities to work together to address critical issues? Would you be surprised if I told you that program already existed? What if I told you that program was created in part to improve the efficiency of government spending—would that shock you? Read more >

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Uintas Pika Watch or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Middle Schoolers

Johanna Varner
, , UCS

A decade ago, I would have NEVER have believed that I would write the following words, but here they are: I love working with 7th graders! My twenty-something self would have further cringed at the idea of leading dozens of boisterous middle schoolers through quiet mountain landscapes. And yet, here I am, traipsing across alpine boulder fields with 60 of my closest 7th grade friends. Read more >

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Engaging Scientists in Environmental Justice Communities

Juan Reynosa
, , UCS

The environmental movement in this country went through a major culture shift in the 1980s, when organizers of color expanded their vision and redefined their goals. Many communities of color felt that the environmental movement prioritized wildlife conservation over the protection of low-income communities, which usually experience the brunt of environmental injustices. Read more >

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Blurring the Lines: Integrating Science and Policy

Julian Reyes, IGERT NSPIRE Fellow
, , UCS

When I was eleven, I would diligently watch The Weather Channel’s “Tropical Update” and carefully track movements of tropical storms. This segment had a cult following—me. Visiting my relatives one summer, they found it odd that I preferred The Weather Channel over cartoons on a Saturday morning. Read more >

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