Making Sense Of The Disordered Cosmos

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Girls looking at an airplane engine
Aerospace Engineer Tina Oyeniya explains the technology inside an airplane to STEM students visiting Teterboro Airport during a seven-week program focused on computer science, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Teterboro, N.J. The summer program brings together rising junior and senior students for a robust curriculum of coding programs and hands on practice. United Technologies Corp. is collaborating with Girls Who Code on a strategy to increase the amount of women in STEM fields. Company engineers such as Tina volunteer their time to teach and mentor the students. Bennett Raglin/AP Images for United Technologies

People of color remain underrepresented in the science, engineering and math fields. We talk with one of the first 100 Black American women to earn a doctorate in physics about her theories of dark matter and the universe. And we consider how racism and sexism damage the sciences.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • A. Emily Ralph Technical Director
  • Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Guest

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