Roots to STEM: The Underrepresentation of Black Women in the Sciences

Black women face a very specific and unique set of stereotypes that strain the degree of their engagement in many societal and public spheres. One such rarely-investigated sphere is the STEM fields, where black women are exceptionally underrepresented. In response to an academic Documentary Video Challenge, my colleagues and I at Drake University sought to … Continue reading Roots to STEM: The Underrepresentation of Black Women in the Sciences

A dangerous series of if-then statements; the code of ethics for physicists and philosophers

A dangerous series of if-then statements; the code of ethics for physicists and philosophers Ethics are components of a system by which one may distinguish between two or more equally desirable and undesirable options. At least, that’s how ethics are differentiated from morals, the latter being the system by which one distinguishes between good and … Continue reading A dangerous series of if-then statements; the code of ethics for physicists and philosophers

Student journalist and blogger wins third in Iowa for marijuana story

The Iowa College Media Association voted the following article third best news story of the 2017-18 school year. It was originally published in the Drake Relays edition of the Times-Delphic last April. ‘High-curious’ marijuana users no longer risk jobs, scholarships through senate bill One small possession for Iowans, one big leap towards legalization by Lórien … Continue reading Student journalist and blogger wins third in Iowa for marijuana story