11-13) The scientists of Becoming Visible
Our series marking the 100th anniversary of the Florida Museum highlighted three up-and-coming researchers shattering stereotypes about their fields. Illustrations by Michael McAleer.
Through social media and her podcast, Femmes of STEM, geological sciences grad student Michelle Barboza introduces followers to the history of women in science and explores gender inequality in science, technology, engineering and math.
Biology grad student Adania Flemming's work is part of a long-term goal to bring awareness of marine life to Trinidad and Tobago through outreach and, eventually, a research aquarium.
Verity Mathis, the mammals collection manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History, fights misconceptions surrounding her research and the collection she's dedicated her career to preserving.
"Everything we know about animals and plants is found in scientific collections," she says.