At Research Features we are all about making research accessible. In this issue, we are excited to bring you some of the latest discoveries encompassing a wide range of topics from around the globe.
We were privileged to speak to Dr Emily A Margolis, curator of American Women’s History at the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Through her work, Margolis ensures that women’s contributions to aviation and space history are recognised, and her projects about women in space and air science, engineering and technology are excitingly empowering. Margolis discusses the progress we’ve made in recognising women’s achievements – but also the barriers still faced by women in these fields.
All children, regardless of their background, should be entitled to equal opportunities in education. That’s the ethos of the Educational Equity Institute and its proponents, Dr Jen Neitzel and Dr Ebonyse Mead. They aim to change mindsets and transform systems that engender deep disparities between Black and White students in early education. We spoke to Neitzel and Mead about ways to facilitate this change and the roles and responsibilities of early educators.
We hope you will enjoy this issue of Research Features. Dive on in and discover the fascinating work we have covered!