My brother Sean, who is a medical anthropologist, me an interesting question the other day after @npralltech launched their search for diverse innovators in STEM with the #RaceOnTech hashtag (and I’m paraphrasing him here):
Minority PHDs are under-represented in STEM, so do you think we’re especially rare as URM siblings with STEM* PhDs?
I have no idea, so asking for help from the twitter hive-mind. Do you know any sibling PhDs who are also URMs? Let us know in the comments.
*Yes, his PhD is in Anthro. But it’s Med Athro, and anyway social sciences are Sciences too. And besides – the guy has probably spent more time working at the CDC than you have. So STEM.
Update 1 (7 June): @mbeisen correctly points out it might be a product of two small numbers…but how small js the denominator? So I guess we need to know if there are that many sibling phds in the first place, so add those too:
Update 2 (7 June): Aw, hell…let’s invite all disciplines to the party.
[Photo: One of these is an Anthropologist. One is an Ecologist. can you guess which is which? (Photo by P. Delamônica Sampaio)]