The Unconscious Bias Project is a group of scientists, tech workers, and artists working together to promote diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
UBP is a fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund, a tax-deductible 501c3 nonprofit organization (EIN 46-1323531). Our first local chapter is Unconscious Bias Project at Berkeley, a registered student organization at UC Berkeley. We’re grateful for the past support of SYNBERC, the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center.
Who we reach
We hope that people across the spectrum of STEM practitioners—undergrad to professor, startup to corporate—will read our website and begin the hard work to correct their own biases.
We have focused our writing on STEM-specific problems for two reasons: 1) that is where much of the research has been done, and 2) as STEM professionals ourselves, STEM is what we know.
But unconscious bias is not an issue that is specific to the field of STEM. We hope that by raising awareness about how bias affects our interactions, individuals in other fields will acknowledge the problem and adopt practices to avoid bias.
We would like to see more attention to unconscious bias among teachers, politicians, and law enforcement officers, to name a few.