Fostering Diversity in the Sciences
The MacManes Lab is absolutely dedicated to enhancing STEM diversity. To accomplish this goal, we have developed a set of specific plans. We focus on both making the flow of people fuller, while reducing the problem of 'leaky pipelines'. A few of these efforts are described below.
- I hypothesize that children develop a love (or disdain) for the sciences very early in their education. Indeed, early childhood positive exposure to science translates into a livelong love. To enhance this, we founded a program "Science Sleuths", that teaches young children about the sciences. In New Hampshire, we focus on preschool-aged children.