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General Motors’s aspiration to be the most inclusive company in the world created an opportunity to experiment here at the Exploratorium. GM funded our pilot initiative “STARS'' at the Exploratorium (Striving for Trans Inclusion and Anti-Racism in Science Learning). This innovative program arose during our 15-month closure due to COVID-19. A cohort of 13 young people (ages 18–24) was recruited, centering transgender and queer people and people of color, for a paid Exploratorium internship that met primarily online. The interns examined how STEM fields tie into gender and gender expression, and incorporated this exploration into three LGBTQ+-themed After Dark Online programs for Exploratorium virtual audiences worldwide.
The vision of this initiative was to expand inclusion and belonging in informal science learning, with a strong focus on addressing inequities based on gender, sexuality, and race. For these young interns, their love for museums, science, and art has often gone hand in hand with grappling with some level of exclusion. In counterpoint, the STARS program aimed to intentionally create an expansive space for professional development that welcomed their identities and perspectives.
STARS Striving for Trans Inclusion and Anti-Racism in Science Learning
You may have seen self-driving cars passing you on the streets of San Francisco. Have you ever wondered how these vehicles can “see” the world around them? To demonstrate to our visitors the science behind this feat of technology, the Exploratorium partnered with autonomous car company Waymo to create a new exhibit that was featured during our reopening.
Waymo worked closely with the Exploratorium design team to create Sensor Fusion, an interactive exhibit that demystifies LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology. This technology is becoming increasingly common, and has the potential to change not only transportation, but also fields such as surveying, archaeology, geology, and forestry. Sensor Fusion made a playful addition to the Exploratorium’s seeing and perception exhibits in Bechtel Gallery 3.
Waymo joined the Exploratorium as the Presenting Sponsor of our July 2021 reopening. Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they're going.
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