Science Is Better When We Open Our Doors to Immigrants
The Trump administration's move to end visa programs for skilled immigrants will be catastrophic to the U.S. scientific enterprise at a time when we should be strengthening it with investments of funding and talent.
This paper finds that demographically underrepresented students innovate at higher rates than majority students, but their novel contributions are discounted and less likely to earn them academic positions.
Wednesday June 10 has been designated a day of action in STEM and in academia in support of Black lives. Non-Black, non-Indigenous people in STEM and academia are invited to dedicate their working hours to formulating a plan of ACTION for how to join the struggle to ensure that Black lives matter.
It is easy to make excuses – the legacy of historic racism is so strong that there are not a lot of senior Black scientists to choose from, and those that have survived the gauntlet are in demand and overcommitted, and so on and so forth. But these excuses are lame.
This article focuses on proven strategies that departments and research institutions can develop to increase equity in faculty hiring and promotion to address the lack of racial and gender diversity among their faculty.
Underrepresented Faculty Members Share the Real Reasons They Have Left Various Academic Institutions
When Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt asked a large group of underrepresented faculty members why they left their higher education institutions, they told her the real reasons for their departures -- those that climate surveys don't capture.
Jess Wade's One-Woman Mission to Diversify Wikipedia's Science Stories
Our largest encyclopedia overwhelmingly recognises the achievements of white men. For physicist Jess Wade, fighting this bias has been an uphill battle to ensure that the scientific contributions made by women and other under-represented communities aren’t lost to posterity.
Physicist Writes 900 Wikipedia Entries to Boost Diversity in Science
A physicist from Imperial College London is on a mission to bust what she calls the "big misconception" about scientists. Dr Jess Wade started to create and edit Wikipedia pages at the beginning of 2018 to "better represent women and people of colour" on the online encyclopedia. She's now amassed a portfolio of more than 900 new pages but says the project is about more than the numbers. Speaking to ITV News on International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr Wade said: "Something magical can happen if you stumble across a profile that looks a bit like you. "You realise you could be like that too".