Científico Latino is a growing platform created by STEM graduate students aiming to improve diversity in STEM and to encourage minority students to pursue higher education by providing resources to all undergraduates and graduate students in STEM. Their vision is to expand awareness of its platform across high schools, community colleges, underrepresented-serving institutions, colleges and universities, and professional societies in STEM in order for everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, or immigration status to have equal access to STEM opportunities and know they belong in STEM.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is running a campaign to communicate the value of science and contributions of scientists.
As genome sequencing has become routine, the rate of increase in the number of uncharacterized/unknown or hypothetical proteins in the sequence databases has exceeded the ability to assign their biological functions. Addressing this challenge requires tools to focus experimental efforts. A sequence similarity network (SSN) is an example of such a tool—it enables facile visualization