The new center will support scientists, engineers and other researchers in developing broader outreach projects that support and explain their work, she said.
“Most importantly, it can improve the diversity of those entering STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields,” said McDonnell, who works in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. “This is very important. People of color are woefully underrepresented in STEM fields, and we need to increase diversity to include a range of talents, skills and ideas in STEM.”
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