Important contributions to the advancement of science, mathematics, and technology have been made by different kinds of people, in different cultures, at different times.
Learning Goal 2
Until recently, women and racial minorities, because of restrictions on their education and employment opportunities, were essentially left out of much of the formal work of the science establishment; the remarkable few who overcame those obstacles were even then likely to have their work disregarded by the science establishment.
For Grades: 9-12
Learning Goal 6ab
Scientists can bring information, insights, and analytical skills to bear on matters of public concern. Acting in their areas of expertise, scientists can help people understand the likely causes of events and estimate their possible effects.