Science Identity Videos

The many facets and paths to being and becoming a scientist
Decoding Ancestral Knowledge
Decoding Ancestral Knowledge

Nitrogen cycling by microbes in Native Hawaiian culture

Hawaiian microbiologist Kiana Frank takes us to a sacred fish pond and explains how traditional knowledge and microbiology can work together to help us understand how to care for and manage the land.
Picture a Scientist
Picture a Scientist

The Fight for Gender Equity in Science

Chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Along the way, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
Finding Faith in Science
Finding Faith in Science

Finding Faith in Science

Dr. Tshaka Cunningham is a molecular biologist and a Black man of faith. This short film explores Dr. Cunningham’s personal and professional identities, and how they unite to help him promote community health through personal genomics.
Black Matters
Black Matters

The Conversation Science Needs to Have

Status: Actively Fundraising. Two Black graduate students came to UC Berkeley expecting a progressive institution that welcomed diversity. They found something different. This launched Valeria King and Khansaa Maar on a search for context and solutions to confront the challenges of being Black in STEM.
A Winding Life Through Science
A Winding Life Through Science

Virginia Man-Yee Lee recounts her inspiring journey into becoming a lead researcher of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

Neuropathologist Virginia Man-Yee Lee, Ph.D., challenged prevailing stereotypes about what a Chinese woman could accomplish to become a leader in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disease research. Learn about her journey in this short film.
Scientific Curiosity: Finding Sublime in the Mundane
Scientific Curiosity: Finding Sublime in the Mundane

Finding Sublime in the Mundane

Manu Prakash always yearned to know the why and the how of things. As a boy in India, he spent endless hours playing outside with animals and making flammable artifacts in an abandoned lab in the basement of his home. Having the chance to explore his surroundings with open-ended curiosity, he learned to find the sublime in the mundane. Today, as a world-renowned researcher and inventor at Stanford University, he continues to be inspired by these childhood lessons, and is creating low-cost tools to empower people around the globe to go on their own journey of science and discovery.
Charting an Original Path
Charting an Original Path

Charting an Original Path

Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez’s research on pigeons, like her life, is one of charting an original path. Her experiences as a Mexican-Italian-American woman, professor, artist and mother have provided her with fascinating and unusual perspectives to study the biology of parental behavior. And in so doing, she is redefining what it means to be a scientist.
Talking about Race and Medicine
Talking about Race and Medicine

Importance of Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Science

There is ample evidence that race can be a major factor in health outcomes. But racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in clinical and biomedical research. In this series, Dr. Esteban Burchard talks about the consequences of this underrepresentation and what does it mean for equity in research and medicine.