It's been an incredible year in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. These stories started conversation, change, and awareness.
These scientists are building an inclusive future for STEM in Washington state — and beyond.
While growing up undocumented, Verónica Guajardo didn't see a place for herself in STEM. Now, she's helping students like herself find their paths.
Microsoft's Vidya Srinivasan has faced the challenges of excelling in tech while having children head-on. Now she's helping other women do the same.
Self-taught programmer Alejandra Quetzalli founded sheCodesNow to give more people a safe space to break into tech.
Through his textless educational program BlockStudio, Rahul Banerjee has found that the most equitable way to teach coding might not involve words at all.
By studying infectious diseases, Intellectual Ventures researcher Corrie Ortega hopes to build health equity worldwide.
Cynthia Tee says the tech industry needs more gender diversity — starting from the top.
Maia Bellon grew up exploring Washington’s woods and coastlines. Now she's putting environmental justice front and center.
The chief research officer of the Seattle Indian Health Board is creating programs and databases that are not based on Western concepts to better serve indigenous communities.
After stints in law school and at Wikipedia, Ada Lovelace fellow Os Keyes is challenging tech companies to rethink the gender binary hardwired into their code.
By looking at the way people in poverty make decisions, research psychologist Crystal C. Hall hopes to dismantle the assumptions we make about them.
Through her work at UW's Stereotypes, Identity and Belonging Lab, Sapna Cheryan breaks down stereotypes about tech employees and Asian Americans.
Morris Johnson explains how he stumbled upon the field of fire research, how to minimize wildfire damage and the culture shock of moving from the rural South to the Pacific Northwest.
Washington STEM policy manager Bish Paul shares his journey of perseverance and self-acceptance in the States — and how he’s come to find strength in his many identities.
Edwin Ngugi Wanji first came across solar panels while dissecting calculators as a kid. Now he's teaching the power of solar to kids in Seattle and across the world.