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Minnesota is a hub of exciting innovations and breakthroughs. It hosts several prominent STEM-based corporations and esteemed research institutions. Over the years, the number of immigrants working in STEM fields has increased and the trend isn’t expected to slow down. This project not only celebrates these twenty individuals’ insights and contributions to Minnesota’s vibrant STEM landscape, but also represents the crucial and inspiring work of immigrants across the US.

Green Card STEM Voices: Stories of Minnesota Immigrants Working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is an insightful collection of personal essays written by twenty immigrants and refugees working in STEM and living in Minnesota. Working in seventeen STEM fields and coming from seventeen countries, authors include Raul, a Colombian immigrant who works as a geothermal engineer; Fadumo, a Somali refugee who resettled in Minnesota at age fourteen and invented a portable HIV testing device at her high school; Kim, an immigrant from Cambodia who became the first person in her family to graduate college before pursuing a master’s in public health.

Book Includes:

  • 20 personal essays of immigrants working in STEM
  • Full-color portraits
  • Links to digital stories on the Green Card Voices Website
  • Glossary
  • 170+ pages
Listen to The Bias Inside Us – A Discussion About Bias and STEM with Green Card Voices

On February 16, 2021, Green Card Voices partnered with the Science Museum of Minnesota to present an evening focused on content from the Smithsonian Institution’s The Bias Inside Us. As part of the event, three authors from Green Card STEM Voices joined in a panel discussion on bias in the STEM fields.

Now you can watch the video recording of this dynamic discussion with:

  • Esther Ledesma, Portfolio Marketing Manager, Medtronic
  • Aasma Shaukat, Professor of Medicine, U of MN
  • Hussein Farah, Executive Director of New Vision Foundation.