Africa’s space sector is growing, but will it include marginalized communities? Common criticisms of STEM fields is that they exclude women and people of color.…View More How does one help women of color overcome barriers to careers in STEM?
If there’s any demographic that seems to dominate the space industry, it’s straight white males. But hopefully that is changing. Many organizations and individuals are…View More How does one address gender inequality in the space industry?
The student-led Alabama Rocket Engineering Systems (ARES) plans to shoot rockets off the surface of the Earth. Besides giving university students valuable opportunities to…View More Featured Project: Alabama Rocket Engineering Systems
Dominant narratives shape our understanding of astronomy’s historical development. Racism and other forms of marginalization certainly influence science today. But looking back in time,…View More Racialization Obscures Islamic Astronomical Tradition
What is the relationship between racial identity and a scientific field like physics? At first glance, they seem disconnected: one is a phenomenon of…View More Racial Identity and Physics
What can an individual do to advance space exploration? For a long time, the answer seemed to be: not much. Space exploration requires enormous…View More The Planetary Society: Bringing Space to the Ordinary Citizen
Space exploration used to be an expensive endeavor, but this is no longer the case. Anyone with $40K can now send a satellite into orbit. Universities,…View More Cubesats Make Space Accessible