April 9, 2018

A new study (published March 20, 2018 here and written up in Science here) demonstrated that when asked to draw a scientist, in the past decade, around 34% of children drew pictures of female scientists. This is in stark contrast to the 1960s and 70s, when children dre...

February 9, 2018

Most people know that being a scientist means working in a lab doing research every day, but people probably know less about what that actually looks like and how it’s structured. In our ‘Scientists’ Daily Lives’ series, we will explore how science is done and what it’...

January 17, 2018

Are you passionate about science and looking for ways to become involved in real scientific studies? If so, you’re not alone! Due to the increasing connectivity of the Internet over the past decade, there has been a boom in the availability of so-called “citizen scienc...

December 21, 2017

Take a moment to imagine what a scientist looks like. 

Did you imagine an older white man, possibly with crazy white hair, wearing a lab coat standing next to flasks of bubbling, green chemicals? If so, you’re not alone—in studies as early as 1957, it was demonstrated t...

July 20, 2017

Stanford Science Penpals was established in 2014 by our founders Teni and Amanda and ran its first pilot penpal program in the spring of 2015. Since then, we have expanded our reach to over 100 scientist-student pairings across California, New Mexico, and Texas with gr...

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