"Is Science a Meritocracy?: Issues of Diversity and Equity" - Event Details
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"Is Science a Meritocracy?: Issues of Diversity and Equity"
Location: Science & Technology Building, Room 108
Join the UH Hilo Physics and Astronomy program for a presentation on diversity and equity in the sciences. October 23, 7pm in STB-108 by Kathy Cooksey, assistant professor in astronomy.
The gradual attrition of students at all stages on the path to a science-related career is commonly called the "leaky science pipeline." Certain gender and/or racial groups leak out faster at any or all stages. These are called under-represented minorities (URMs) because their demographics in science-related professions do not reflect the national profile. In this presentation, the demographics of scientists in various fields will be presented. The common issues proven to adversely affect certain groups-stereotype threat, impostor syndrome, implicit bias-will be described. Research-based suggestions to combat the adversity will be given.
Kathy Cooksey, an assistant professor in astronomy, received her PhD in 2009 from UC Santa Cruz and was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at MIT until starting at UH Hilo in January 2014; both institutions enabled her to learn about science pedagogy and practice teaching. She researches the large-scale gaseous structure in the universe to understand how various elements cycle in and out of galaxies, over cosmic time. As for hobbies, she enjoys soccer, hiking, and camping (and crocheting and watching anime, on the sedentary side).
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