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A student’s drawings of a scientist upon starting and after completing the Young Scientists Program. USC Young Scientists Program

Sending science majors into elementary schools helps Latino and Black students realize scientists can look like them

After completing a hands-on STEM program, students in Los Angeles were more likely to draw scientists as people of color or themselves instead of stereotypical white men in lab coats.
Missing a field season can be devastating if your research subject is melting away. Karen Lloyd

From permafrost microbes to survivor songbirds – research projects are also victims of COVID-19 pandemic

Three scientists describe the fieldwork they’ve had to delay in 2020 because of the pandemic. These are setbacks not just for their careers, but for the body of scientific knowledge.
Many scientists have had to hang up their lab coats and go home. Jonathan Pow/Cultura via Getty Images

Coronavirus: Social distancing is delaying vital scientific research

With travel halted and universities and research institutions shutting down, scientists are having trouble keeping their research running. Here’s why that matters outside the lab.

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