Science lessons through a different lens

Written by on January 5, 2024

For years, one of the highest-rated comedy series on television was The Big Bang Theory, a show whose central characters portray “old, tired images of the science community, sending a resounding message about who belongs in science,” says Bryan A. Brown, an associate professor of science education at Stanford Graduate School of Education. “These stereotypes have been reinforced for generations. We can’t ignore the barriers these expectations impose.”

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