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Talk on diversity and equity in science-related careers

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Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo invites the public to a presentation on “Is Science a Meritocracy?: Issues of Diversity and Equity” on Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 108 of the Science and Technology Building.

Dr. Kathy Cooksey, UH Hilo assistant professor of astronomy, will discuss the “leaky science pipeline,” which is the gradual attrition of people at all stages on the path to a science-related career. She will also present the demographics of scientists in various fields, and offer researched-based suggestions to combat the adversity.

For more information, contact John Coney at 932-7187 or email uhhpa@hawaii.edu. The website with further information is at www.astro.uhh.hawaii.edu.


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