Journeys in Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128130902, 9780128130919

Journeys in Science

1st Edition

Inspiring the Next Generation

Authors: Fanuel Muindi Jessica Tsai
eBook ISBN: 9780128130919
Paperback ISBN: 9780128130902
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 27th July 2017
Page Count: 130
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Journeys in Science: Inspiring the Next Generation examines the STEM education pipeline and discusses important strategies on working through the various challenges that STEM trainees face.

The book takes a look at career possibilities for scientists in the broadest sense, and is not solely limited to academia. Coverage includes individual and local concepts, as well as a discussion on how STEM education impacts trainee communities across the globe.

The book also focuses on diversity in STEM and offers valuable insights based on the authors’ own experiences.

Key Features

  • Offers advice for those in the STEM pipeline at all stages of training
  • Contains global perspectives on trainees in STEM
  • Includes personal vignettes, also utilizing primary research literature and data


Trainees, academic advisors, and mentors in STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the college and PhD levels. Related academic and professional organizations as well as those involved in STEM education advocacy, training, and workshops

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Little Scientists
Chapter 2. The Local Perspective
Chapter 3. The Global Perspective
Chapter 4. Inspiring the Next Generation
Chapter 5. STEM Education Advocacy Group:A Case Study
Chapter 6. The Future and Beyond


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About the Author

Fanuel Muindi

Fanuel Muindi, PhD, grew up in Tanzania and completed his undergraduate degree at Morehouse College and his PhD in Biology at Stanford University, where he was awarded a DARE Fellowship. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is now Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, at Harvard University. He is also the Director and a co-founder of STEM Education Advocacy. He has published articles in Nature, Nature Biotechnology, and Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Jessica Tsai

Jessica W. Tsai, MD, PhD, grew up in California as a second generation Asian American and completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and her MD and PhD in Neurosciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where she was awarded a Graduate Public Service Fellowship. She is now a 3rd year Pediatrics resident at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center where she is also completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She also serves as an advisor with the STEM Education Advocacy Group and is the editor of Perspectives in STEM Education. She has published articles in The New York Times, Science Careers, Nature Biotechnology, and Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

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