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This article was published in multiple avenues and is getting a big platform. I want however to highlight that none of the authors are equity and inclusion experts. I used to be a co-author and left because our visions of what a piece like this should accomplish didn't align.
I want to give my thoughts about the article as a scholar of DEI, as someone who has worked on the field and did a PhD focused on this. So I will start with this idea of "opening up a new era of diversity, equity & inclusion"
The door to this era has been opened for a while, people are just not walking through it. I think is problematic to think we can with an article do something like that when we know historical institutions take many many years to change. And it takes the literal blood of many
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🎙LIVE FROM #SACRAMENTO, it’s #science #trivia night! Welcome to @TriviaWithBens hosted for #CapSciCommLive🌶️! Follow the game here on Twitter (@CapSciComm Prof/Student Members gain call access: triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2… [1/n]
🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules: No limit on how many people to a team—solo, with family/roommates, or virtually with friends! Come up with your team name and have a great time. Tweet selfies of your team all night long by tagging @TriviaWithBens and #CapSciCommLive 🌶️!
🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive 🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐 triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2…
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For #INWED20, I'm highlighting NASA Aerospace Engineer, LaTunia Pack-Melton. Her work in aerodynamics and flow control will undoubtedly #ShapeTheWorld for future flight. Thread 1/10 #blackinSTEM #WomeninSTEM
LaTunia is an aerospace engineering graduate of Mississippi State University. Her career at NASA Langley Research Center spans more than 2 decades to-date, starting as a Research Engineer around 1998* and becoming a Senior Research Scientist in 2017* (*years approximate) 2/10
During that time, LaTunia has worked in the Flow Physics & Control Branch of NASA LaRC, pushing the boundaries in flow control research and development. Flow control has the potential to adjust the flow around aircraft wing and empennage, to reduce drag and fuel burn 3/10
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Here's how I got my PhD funded and you can too! A #Tweetorial on NIH Diversity Supplements for the advisor/PI and the candidate. #FridayFunding #PhdLife #GradLife #EpiTwitter #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #BlackEpiMatters #BlackInSTEM (1/n)
The gist?!
You (PI and Candidate) write a grant to supplement an existing, eligible, parent award. The grant should (1) propose research that is a part of the ongoing research of the parent award and, (2) discuss research career development of the candidate (2/n)
Advisor/PI!
If you have a trainee from an underrepresented group, you should:
(1) apply for NIH diversity supplement funding to help fund their education! (2) have an active and eligible grant or cooperative agreement from a participating government funding agency... (3/n)
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Sing the unsung #BlackInSTEM heroes, whose recognition is so long overdue!

Let me introduce you to Charles Henry Turner, pioneer of comparative animal behavior studies, groundbreaking sensory ecologist, dedicated and compassionate teacher.

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@uofcincy @uc_artsci @BiologyUC
Born in 1867 in Cincinnati, OH, 2 years after the Civil War, son of a church custodian and a nurse, Charles graduated valedictorian from Woodward HS (@ItsBlue_AllDay) and went on to attend the University of Cincinnati (@uofcincy).

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He graduated from @uofcincy with his BA in 1891, and his MS in 1892, becoming the FIRST African American to receive a graduate degree from the University of Cincinnati. During this time, he also spent a year doing research at the Cincinnati Observatory (@CinObservatory).

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What’s police brutality and racism got to do with science?

Everything.

A #BlackAndSTEM/#ShutDownSTEM/#ShutDownAcademia/#BlackLivesMatter multidisciplinary science megathread.
Did you know that studies have revealed that diversity drives scientific innovation? Another way to put that: The absence of Black people in science results in lower quality science. So says @nature, one of the world’s most prestigious science journals

nature.com/articles/s4146…
@nature Where are all the #BlackAndSTEM scientists? Racism blocks their way. While white males make up 40-60% of science Ph.D. students, the Black %s are usually in the single digits. Physics, astronomy, and Earth sciences are usually in the 1-3% range.

pbs.org/wgbh/nova/arti…
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🎙LIVE FROM #SACRAMENTO, it’s #science #trivia night! Welcome to @TriviaWithBens hosted for #CapSciCommLive🌶️! Follow the game here on Twitter (@CapSciComm Prof/Student Members gain call access: triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2…). Tonight's theme: Numbers, in honor of our 10th game! [1/n]
🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules: No limit on how many people to a team—solo, with family/roommates, or virtually with friends! Come up with your team name and have a great time. Tweet selfies of your team all night long by tagging @TriviaWithBens and #CapSciCommLive 🌶️!
🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive 🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐 triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2…
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1/ It’s been over two weeks since I last posted a thread about #COVID19 trends in Oregon

A lot has happened in since then—George Floyd’s murder and subsequent #BlackLivesMatter protests & active discussions

I will NOT to be tone deaf to that here

2/ instead, advocacy regarding COVID19 & #BlackLivesMatter cannot be talked about separately—and indeed the two are intimately intertwined

many have described current realities as “Two Pandemics”

@gradydoctor’s @JHospMedicine piece is one example:

journalofhospitalmedicine.com/jhospmed/artic…
3/ COVID19 has been infected and killing Black Americans at dramatically disproportionate rates for months...then came the “acute on chronic decompensation” as @gradydoctor describes ImageImage
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Amidst everything on our screens, take time to check out the #hashtags below⬇️. Just a taste of the power of Twitter also for good. On your screens now. Until June 5th: #BlackBirdersWeek organised by #BlackAFinSTEM; @beaniejean_ @bellzisbirding @BlackAFinSTEM | @patagonia @REI ImageImage
#Socialmedia can challenge & change science stereotypes, but outdoors biz & ad/marketing agencies must act too.
cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/…

CNN: “These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time.”
#BlackBirdersWeek #BlackAFinSTEM @n8ture_al @hood_naturalist
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I am seeing a lot of people in #STEM and #chemtwitter making posts in support of protests and statements of commitment to #DiversityandInclusion in STEM. As someone who is #BlackinSTEM that has spent time in both industry and academia, I would like to say talk is cheap. 1/n
For those in academia, commit to increasing the number of Black students in your program by ACTIVELY recruiting black students. Build relationships with HBCUs that can serve as feeders for your program.
Commit to giving recruitment seminars at predominantly minority institutions. Recruit Black students fro REU experiences. Feel vested in the success of your Black chem majors.
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A short thread to highlight some Black EduTubers and their amazing work, starting with our own @JordanBHarrod, who talks about how AI fits into the world around us, like how facial recognition works with masks, or if algorithms radicalize. #BlackInSTEM youtube.com/jordanharrod
Another one of our members is the great @Afro_Herper, who has started posting more wonderful lizard-related goodness on YouTube, so check it out! youtube.com/channel/UCZfHo… #BlackInStem #BlackInNature
Then there's @EstOdek, whose channel "highlights underrepresented scientists, researchers, innovators and more from the past, from the present, and ones to watch out for in the future!" youtube.com/DrEsther #BlackInSTEM
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Also I've been editing a ton of NSF GRFP statements this cycle. I could (should) probably write an entire series re some common writing pitfalls I see but for now I want to share just one thing I've noticed recently: language that disempowers you as an applicant

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❌ "This allowed me to explore xyz"
✅ "I explored xyz"

❌ "I was being trained as"
✅ "I trained in"

❌ "I was able to conduct"
✅ "I conducted"

❌ "I was able to determine"
✅ "I determined"

❌ "The xyz courses available to me"
✅ "I took courses in xyz"
Keep it declarative. Simple. Active. Don't undercut your own accomplishments. Don't sell yourself short. Don't narrate as a passive trainee. Own your story as a scientist. As a professional.

This is not bragging. This is not arrogance. It's owning your actions & accomplishments
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