Female scientists challenge stereotypes and blaze paths for future generations in this 3M-produced docuseries
Around the world, people believe the we need more people in STEM careers. Eighty-seven percent of people believe we need to do more to encourage and retain girls in STEM education. At the same time, barriers remain - 69% of Australians believe underrepresented minorities often lack equal access STEM education.
Not The Science Type gets to the heart of access and gender inequity in STEM education and STEM fields. This four-part docuseries features four female scientists who are challenging stereotypes and confronting gender, racial and age discrimination as they rise to prominence.
While each woman has taken a different path to pursue scientific excellence, they are bound by the common experience of feeling excluded, or “not the type” in traditionally homogenous fields.
It's time to leave STEM stereotypes in the past. The film breaks down outmoded notions about what a scientist looks like or does in order to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.