Resources for Education & Diversity in STEM

Interested in learning more about women and PoC in STEM throughout history? Or maybe you’re looking for diverse organizations and communities, or perhaps educational resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)? Below you’ll find a list of a variety of resources and databases, many of them compiled by other science communicators and educations (for free!). This is by no means an entirely comprehensive list - it is a living, breathing one that will continue to be updated as time goes on. If you have a suggestion or a contribution that you think should be added to the list, feel free to contact the podcast or tweet @synapsepod!

STEM Educational Resources




History of Science

Marine Biology


Science in Science Fiction

Groups/Organizations Supporting Diversity in STEM


500 Queer Scientists (@500QueerSci)

House of STEM (@houseofstem)
A community of LGBTQ+ scientists in Ireland



National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc. (NOGLSTP) (@STEMforEquality)

oSTEM Incorporated (@OUTinSTEM)
Student & Professional Society for the #LGBTQ+ #STEM community

Pride in STEM (@PrideinSTEM)
Award-nominated Charitable Trust showcasing/supporting LGBTQ+ people in STEM

#BlackAndSTEM Community | Founded by Dr. Stephani Page

Supporting women & girls in technology

GIQUE (@giqueme)
Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to STEAM Education founded by podcast guests Danielle Olson & Ashli Polanco

Minorities in STEM (@MinoritySTEM)
A UK community promoting & supporting BAME individuals studying & working in STEM

The STEM Squad (@theSTEMsquad)
An inclusive community of women & nonbinary STEM professionals & enthusiasts.

VanguardSTEM (@VanguardSTEM)
A live, monthly web-series hosted by Dr. Jedidah Isler to engage women of color in STEM in conversations relevant to them.

Visions of Science (@visionsofsci)
Nonprofit organization that aims to advance the educational achievements & career aspirations of low-income and marginalized youth in STEM.

Diversity in STEM Sites/Podcasts

🎙️ ConCiencia Azul | Speak Up For Blue & Melissa C. Márquez

FemSTEM (@OfficialFemSTEM)

🎙️ Her STEM Story (@herstemstory)

🎙️ Lady Science
Independent magazine for women & gender in the history & popular culture of science

🎙️ The Femmes of STEM
Feminist History Podcast | Hosted by Michelle Barboza-Ramirez

Additional Resources

Decolonising Science Reading List | Compiled by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Science: A Reading List | Compiled by Priya Shukla

How I Fail Archives | Dr. Veronika Cheplygina

Interdisciplinary & Intersectional Feminism in STEM Recommended Reading | Compiled by The STEM Squad & Femmes of STEM

Skype A Scientist (@skypescientist) | Started by Sarah McAnulty & David Jenkins
Organization that matches scientists with classrooms around the world

The source of all those gorgeous sciencey pins you may have seen online & also a great resource trove for zines and free templates for notebooks, illustrations, etc.