Challenges: Stories about overcoming obstacles

Aletha Maybank's childhood experiences with institutional racism inspire her work as a physician, and Joselin Linder shares a unique and deadly genetic mutation with just fourteen other people in the world.

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Dreams: Stories about ambition

Planetary geologist Sara Mazrouei misses out on a dream opportunity -- because of where she was born, and marine ecologist Madhavi Colton faces down despair as the challenges of conservation overwhelm her.

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Generations: Stories about passing science down

Ted Olds fears he’ll fail to graduate after his parents sacrificed to send him to engineering school, and Kayla Glynn’s challenging relationship with her science-loving grandfather alters the course of her life.

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