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‘Not the Science Type’ short online film viewing

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Not the Science Type is a four-part docu-series that addresses negative stereotypes and the need for greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.It  highlight four women who break down boundaries within their fields – biology, engineering and science and technology-based applications. The series will  premiere in Australia in National Science Week.

Not the Science Type breaks down outmoded notions of what a scientist looks like or does in order to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders, featuring:

  • 15-year-old inventor Gitanjali Rao who was named 2020 Kid of the Year on Time magazine for creating a mobile testing device to detect lead in drinking water
  • Ciara Sivels, a nuclear engineer with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, and the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan
  • Dr. Jessica Taaffe, global health scientist, microbiologist, and an AAAS If/Then ambassador
  • Dr. Jayshree Seth, chemical engineer and 3M's chief scientist advocate, with 72 patents to her name.

A message of hope and inspiration for future generations, especially young girls interested in pursuing their interests in science, technology, engineering or technology.

Not the Science Type is directed by documentary filmmaker Julio Palacio and produced by Christine Arena (Let Science Speak, When the Earth Moves), 3M and Generous Films.

About 3M

3M is a global company of inventors and entrepreneurs who are actively problem solving and using science to improve lives and address the world’s toughest challenges. Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to global challenges on their website.