Science Activism And Diversity In STEM

Friday, March 29, 2024

Prof. Edmund Bertschinger shares his perspective on the importance of science activism and diversity in STEM

Professor Edmund Bertschinger is both an astrophysics professor who researches gravitation and chaotic dynamics and an affiliated faculty member in the Women’s & Gender Studies (WGS) Program. Bertschinger served as MIT’s inaugural Institute Community and Equity Officer from 2013 to 2018. The Tech sat down with Bertschinger to discuss his unique position at MIT and his work toward a more diverse MIT.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.