During Black History Month, which was celebrated in the UK in October, a number of YSJ team members took time out of their usual roles within the journal to celebrate the contributions of black and POC (person/people of colour) scientists. Here, Editor Della Squires chose to celebrate Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, who is a space scientist, science communicator and presenter of the BBC TV programme ‘The Sky at Night’, through a piece of artwork.
“I chose Maggie Aderin-Pocock because she is an inspirational black british woman working within STEM. She is also actively promoting the widening participation of people in science”.Della Squires, YSJ Editor and Artist
About the Artist
Della Squires, 16, UK
Della is a year 12 student taking biology, chemistry, and maths. She has a particular interest in biology and aims to pursue a career in STEM.