Community Resources

Below are some additional community resources that also feature stories across other mediums that include podcasts and videos. Explore the rich community of story tellers! 


People Behind the Science’s mission is to inspire current and future scientists, share the different paths to a successful career in science, educate the general population on what scientists do,  and show the human side of science.


Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists will skype into the classroom for 30-60 minute Q and A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist. We want to give students the opportunity to get to know a “real scientist”, and this program allows us to reach students from all over the world without having to leave the lab! We have over 1700 scientists ready to chat, and teachers can choose the type of scientist that will fit their classroom. Let’s start a conversation!


We believe that, now, more than ever, science is a part of everyone’s life. At The Story Collider, you’ll hear from scientists about all the times things went wrong, and occasionally right, in their labs, but you’ll also hear from people who haven’t had a formal connection to science since high school. We have physicists, comedians, neuroscientists, writers, actors, doctors, and many, many more telling their story. Some are heartbreaking; some are hilarious. They’re all true, and all, in one way or another, are about science.


I’m a Scientist is a free online program where school students meet and interact with scientists. It’s an American Idol-style competition between scientists, where the students are the judges. Students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the scientists anything they want, and VOTE for their favorite scientist to receive $500 to communicate their work with the public.

The I AM A SCIENTIST project breaks down common stereotypes about science and scientists by replacing them with stories of real researchers of all backgrounds, personalities, and interests. Our “Scientist of the Month” club makes it possible for educators to seamlessly incorporate a wider range of models into their classroom. Our goal is to freely distribute the toolkit to 10,000 classrooms by the end of 2018. In that time, we’ll be sharing the stories via multimedia and social campaigns. With the collaborative effort of our team of photographers, videographers, writers, anthropologists, and scientists, I Am A Scientist is designed to be a multidimensional campaign worth sharing.
The Female Scientist Platform aims to promote young female researchers by increasing the overall public presence of female scientists. Furthermore, we want to correct classic stereotypes by presenting “real” female scientists – in which areas do female scientists work? What have they achieved? What type of people are these women? What are they interested in?
The SUPERWOMEN IN SCIENCE is podcast that discusses the past, present and future of women in science, highlighting a wide variety of scientific endeavours as well as issues facing women in science.
The 1000 STEM Women Project hopes to curate a video library where female scientists can record 90 second descriptions of what type of scientist they are and what they work on! These videos will be permanently available for ANY K12 (or college) classroom to utilize as a resource for their students to learn about the various types of science disciplines out there.  The project hopes to provide an easily accessible resource for students to see some AMAZING female STEM role models. Learn More HERE. 
Sharing stories in science from grad students of color that inspire and encourage others! 

Vanguard: Conversations with Women of Color in STEM, or #VanguardSTEM for short, is a live, monthly web-series featuring a rotating panel of women of color in STEM discussing a wide variety of topics including their research interests, wisdom, advice, tips, tricks and current events (among many other things!). It’s a lively gathering moderated by founder and host, Dr. Jedidah Isler, with questions and input from our viewers via social media. The guiding principle of the show is to create conversations between emerging and established women of color in STEM, where we can celebrate and affirm our identities and STEM interests in a safe space.

Scientists not the Science is a podcast that explores what it means to be a scientist. Physicist and active researcher Dr Stuart Higgins explores the issues that affect those working in science through a mixture of biographical interviews and discussions. Guests include scientists at all career levels, from students just starting out to world-famous scientists. The show also explores themes such as self-identity, confidence and working pressures for people pursuing an academic career, and reflects on this in comparison to other industries.