In Mark Bould’s article, The Ships Landed Long Ago: Afrofuturism and Black SF, he talks about the lack of representation and inclusion of black people in mainstream science fiction films and how blac people responded to this realization. Afrofuturism was first coined by Mark Dery who pointed out the lack…


In Haraway’s acceptance speech she uses this quote and it was later used famously in the science fiction world. This quote, to me, shows the importance of the representation of science, especially through science fiction. This representation provides foundation to science and leads to future research and experiments. A very…


Racial and gender inequality is prevalent in every sense around us. These inequalities play a significant role in representation and work environments in the scientific world. It’s not a secret that the field of science is white male dominated field but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. …


In the Thirty Meter Telescope article, we balance the arguments of the Native Hawaiians and the astronomers who are part of the TMT project. The TMT project involves the construction and building of the huge telescope on the Hawaiian mountain, Maunakea’s, peak. The land, Maunakea, is ancestral land and has…


Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein’s powerful emotions about space came from where she grew up and that impacted her professional life. She grew up in East Los Angeles, California where most of the kids her age didn’t go off to college but became a part of gangs. Chanda worked so hard to…


The people who don’t get much credit is the Mission Control Center and and the people behind the astronauts. They are responsible for keeping contact with the astronauts, they help prepare them for any situation that may arise on their trip, etc. But surprising enough, the Mission Control Center is…


In the article Objectivity or Heroism? On the Invisibility of Women in Science, Naomi Oreskes talks about the two ideas of objectivity and heroism to describe science which is a well male dominated field.

I think Oreskes’ definition of objectivity is related to the individuals’ to be waved towards one…


I personally did not agree with the SEVP decision to not grant non-immigrant students studying in the US their student visas if their schedule consisted of completely online. I felt they should’ve at least extended the previous visas or give the students a choice. I believe being a college student…


White supremacy culture is still prevalent in many corporations and is unconsciously or consciously the normal for a lot of people. …


Children with ADD/ ADHD have an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder which causes them to have symptoms such as the inability to pay attention, difficulty sitting still and difficulty controlling impulse which can all make it difficult for these children to get proper education if not placed in private schools. Many students with…

Kandice Ollis

Fall 2020 LB 492-011

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