How Inclusion Improves Science

Written by
Kelly McSweeney

Mar 20, 2019

Mar 20, 2019 • by Kelly McSweeney

Molecular biologist Maryam Zaringhalam advocates for equity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We spoke with her about how increased diversity in STEM fields is improving science.

Historically, there has been a prevailing idea that science is a meritocracy that is purely objective and immune from biases. “But our institutions have been built predominantly by white, cis-, hetero men, so what's taken to be objective is actually the subjective viewpoint of a very narrow class of people,” Zaringhalam explains.

Read the rest of the interview at our partner site, Diversity in Research.