Highlighting the stories of people of colour in STEM
Just updating to say we’re pushing back the podcast and our other activities a month. 2021 has been extremely rough for us. All of the team have been dealing with multiple extreme situations simultaneously and now that we’re coming up to the end of the academic year it’s unfortunately meant we simply haven’t been able to do everything we hoped. We should be back to as close to normal as we can get by August. Until then take care of yourselves.
As always you can contact us via our website. See you soon.
The POC Squared Team
Thanks to a grant from The Royal Astronomical Society we have been able to pay undergraduates and other early career researchers (masters students, PhD students and postdocs) from magnialised backgrounds to write for us! Please see our blog for their amazing work and see this page for more information on our next recruitment round.💖🌟🔭
Who are we? What do we do?
We are a social enterprise and activist group run by three women of colour physics graduates that works to instill systematic change in academia. Our golas are:
- To get more BAME hopefuls into paying jobs in STEM. It should be stressed here that we mean all BAME hopefuls, not just the cishet-able-bodied-neurotypical ones. We live and die by our intersectionality.
- To decolonise STEM curriculums.
- To highlight the works of scientists of colour, both throughout history and today.
We are dedicated to writing about people of colour who have succeeded in STEM despite the obstacles they have faced. There are many interesting individuals, as well as amazing examples of science in communities across the world and throughout history, that we rarely hear about and are seldom featured in mainstream curriculums. Below is a couple of our favourite posts but you can find them all on our blog!
Yes we are Soundcloud rappers. Yes we have a podcast. In fact its been affectionately dubbed a left leaning, science ethics podcast. Made by scientists, for everyone. Find it for 🆓 on our Podcast Page where links are available to Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud.