The event was designed to be inclusive to people of all backgrounds and abilities, said Matthew Buckley, the event’s founder. Making the New Jersey March for Science inclusive to all people was important as traditionally, researchers tend to be white and male.
“Science has, as a field, had a problem with not being as diverse as the population,” he said. “I personally believe that scientific ability is evenly distributed across the population. I’ve seen no evidence for anything other than that, and it’s a real problem that science is mostly done by white men.”