Black and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) individuals make up 12.8% of the UK population. Although changing slowly, this is still not reflected within the public's perception of what a scientist looks like.
In early 2017, I was able to curate and host two Science Showoff events fully fronted by BAME people working with STEM. From the feedback that these two events generated, I would like to take this idea further.
My goal is to set up a network to increase the visibility of BAME people within STEM - from students to academics and professionals. By running formal and informal events, this group's aim will be to make STEM more reflective of the multicultural society in which we live.
I have now founded Minorities in STEM, a group focused on this goal.
If you are a BAME person within STEM and/or wish to be involved, please feel free to get in touch by email (or twitter).
You can also follow @MinoritySTEM on Twitter to stay up to date with the project.