What We Do

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A National Science Foundation report on Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering found that Black women in the fields of biology, earth science, atmospheric science and ocean science represent only 0.26% of the doctoral earning population.

 

Many ask, why is this statistic so low?

 

Why don’t more Black women pursue graduate degrees in non-medical or engineering fields?

 

Why don’t more Black women stay in science even after pursuing an undergraduate degree? 

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Black women are isolated in science and have to navigate a system that was historically designed to exclude them.

We believe that the answer is due to the pervasive white supremacy culture (WSC)  that has facilitated trauma, isolation, and amplification of microaggressions towards Black women in science.

 

Black women are isolated in science and have to navigate a system that was historically designed to exclude them.

 

Black Women in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Science (BWEEMS) aims to change this statistic.  BWEEMS provides training, facilitates community mentorship, and engages in networking with the aim to dismantle WSC that has prevented so many Black women from succeeding in science.

Our target demographic is Black women from undergraduate to senior scientists/researchers.

All events and resources are free for BWEEMS members. 

If you are against WSC and want to see change in science, consider joining our movement by donating to BWEEMS! Together we can change the culture and build a more diverse and innovative future.