Highlighting the stories of people of colour in STEM
‼️‼️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? 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.