Highlighting the stories of people of colour in STEM
Welcome to POC2!
❗❗EXCITING NEWS ❗❗ POCSquared has won an amazing grant of £1000.00 from the Royal Astronomical Society as part of the Education & Outreach Small Grants Scheme!!! We worked incredibly hard to get this grant and we’re just overjoyed that we can continue and expand our work. This also means we can officially go ahead with season 2 of the POCSquared Podcast – which will be available in 2021 – along with many other activities we can now afford to do. Keep an eye out for updates and developments and thank you to the Royal Astronomical Society for this opportunity! 💖✨🌟🔭🌌
Who are we?
We are a social enterprise that works to instill systematic change in academia. POC2 is run by three women of colour physics graduates. We have a whole page dedicated to who we are in detail. See it here: About us
What do we do?
Our main goals 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 decolonising STEM curriculums.
- To highlight the works of scientists of colour both today and throughout history.
Again, more details can be found on our “our story” page.
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. Please see our blog for more information and to see what it coming soon.
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.
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Comments? Questions? Found something you’d like us to write about? Feel free to contact on any of our social media or via our “contact us” page!
Next article(s) coming to POC2 :
The season finale of our monthly Podcast will be out October 1st 12:00pm GMT.
Most recent article(s): [Please see our media page which is regularly updated]
We have been awarded a Royal Astronomical Socity Grant which we are going to use to expand and improve what we do her. We are in the process of planning with major updates coming 2021!
– Artwork + Logo made by Sehher Tariq – [Last Updated: 16/11/20]