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Bias and Threat: Understanding Sexism in STEM
March 14, 2018 @ 12:55 pm - 1:45 pm
Nicholas Cahill will present “Bias and Threat: Understanding Sexism in STEM”
Abstract: One of the largest ongoing projects in American education has been the attempt to understand the role sexism plays in gaps in performance and achievement between men and women in the sciences. While it may at first have seemed like a simple attitude problem, the gap has proven to be a complicated challenge, with many subtle and less subtle factors at play in the minds of educators and students, and in the broader environment where learning takes place. As the tenacity of this problem has become clear, it is more important now than ever for mathematicians to be understand the threat! This talk will be a brief overview of some of the most important concepts we use to understand what sexism is and how it operates in the sciences.
There will be pizza and discussion after the talk.