Cognitive Reserve and Racial Privilege in STEM

We say that STEM is changing for the better and, in many cases, this holds true. This post asks questions about ways in which higher education may have unintentional blind spots and the effects this may have on students of color.

Tone Policing: why a more preferable tone will not make the truths of Black women more palatable.

You already know. Blog post coming soon about how the perfect tone, timing, or way to talk about white privilege and white supremacy does not exist; uncomfortable subject matter is the cause for defensiveness and aggression–not the tone of people advocating for the acknowledgement of rampant inequality and injustice.

Barriers in STEM

Blog post coming soon highlighting the many barriers to higher education (including but not limited to) financial barriers of college education, particularly for those who work full/part time and are required to have as much research experience as their financially secure peers who have more time and cognitive reserve to dedicate to research; standardized testsContinue reading “Barriers in STEM”