Posts byQinQin Yu

Bridging the culture gap between science and policy

As science and engineering graduate students, we are constantly engrossed in the details of our  research projects. When we emerge from our research, however, we frequently face culture gaps between ourselves and our graduate student peers, or the rest of society. For example, when we talk with scientists from different fields about our work, or

Diversity’s positive feedback loop

Featured image: When they hear the word “scientist”, most people envision a white male—but as research topics become more diverse, so does the face of science. Photo by Jiri Navratil (Own work)  via Wikimedia Commons. I am a physics graduate student, a woman, and an Asian American. When I look at the 52 other