Spectrum Video Resources

Spectrum Faculty Video Biographies

In 2009-2010 we developed 6 five-minute biographies of the 6 Spectrum Biology Faculty, to inspire other women of color in their pursuit of a scientific career. These videos are shown to girls who attend SFSU field trips and are also used at clubs. To view these videos Click Here

From Us to Us: Advice on Careers in Biomedical Science for Girls and Women of Color

Our most recent video project, a documentary featuring thirteen 5-minute, stand-alone segments, showcasing twelve Spectrum scientific trainees as they give advice to girls about pursuing a science career and share personal stories about how they’ve navigated their careers as women of color. To view these videos Click Here

Resources from Spectrum Collaborators

Career Girls


It isn’t enough to tell young girls to “dream big” or “aim high.” Without proper encouragement, or concrete methods for turning their abilities into tangible careers, many young women can simply flounder in the educational system. Career Girls is an organization dedicated to providing young girls of all income levels and ethnic backgrounds with the academic tools and support they need to achieve their professional aspirations. We do this by providing a “real world” context for a child’s academic studies, specifically through interviews with positive female role models and a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow educational resources.

By hearing from successful women they can identify with, and learning about the educational paths these professionals took to reach their goals, female students can take direct steps toward nurturing their own intellects, skills and talents in order to create fulfilling and productive lives of their choosing.