Science Is Better When We Open Our Doors to Immigrants
The Trump administration's move to end visa programs for skilled immigrants will be catastrophic to the U.S. scientific enterprise at a time when we should be strengthening it with investments of funding and talent.
This paper finds that demographically underrepresented students innovate at higher rates than majority students, but their novel contributions are discounted and less likely to earn them academic positions.
Wednesday June 10 has been designated a day of action in STEM and in academia in support of Black lives. Non-Black, non-Indigenous people in STEM and academia are invited to dedicate their working hours to formulating a plan of ACTION for how to join the struggle to ensure that Black lives matter.
It is easy to make excuses – the legacy of historic racism is so strong that there are not a lot of senior Black scientists to choose from, and those that have survived the gauntlet are in demand and overcommitted, and so on and so forth. But these excuses are lame.