Audy Peoples, Research Fish Biologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The careers of African American and Caribbean scientists and STEM professionals were featured as part of a Juneteenth Celebration on Thursday, June 17th, 2021 with the premiere of STEMFest, a festival of short films produced by students from Falmouth and Mashpee High School. In the short video interviews, they discuss their work and the challenges they’ve faced in their careers as minority scientists.
The interviews were conducted and edited by about 40 students in the Falmouth High School Science National Honor Society, the Falmouth High School Diversity Club, and video production classes at both schools. The STEMFest event was coordinated by the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee, and the Woods Hole Science and Technology Educational Partnership.