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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

(PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM) Gender and (Physical) Science

Description:
We physicists like to think of our field as a pure, intellectual activity ... a realm where bright people should flourish regardless of their race or gender. On the other hand, race and gender are key features around which we base our personal identities. And whether we like it or not, personal identity is bound up with professional identity. So whether a college student chooses science, whether they persist, and if they ultimately become a scientist, has a great deal to do with their race and gender, particularly for a "hard" science like physics. Amy Graves (Swarthmore College) will bring in threads from the history of science, education, social psychology, and feminist critique of science, to try and address where women and underrepresented minorities stand today, and how physics can continue to become more inclusive to all. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 26, 2013
Start Time:
4:00 PM
End Time:
5:00 PM
Room:
1410
Common Location Name:
Physics
Web Address:
www.umdphysics.umd.edu/events/physicscolloquia.html
Other Contact Information:
Carole Cuaresma Kiger +1 301 405 5945 ccuaresm@umd.edu


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