Shallow waters in stem

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October 15, 2015

Shallow waters in stem

this is a ~10 min talk written for Astronomy on Tap (NYC) and delivered on 10/15/2015. it is designed for a non-academic audience to highlight the problem of lack of diversity and equity in academic STEM

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federica

October 15, 2015
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  1. federica bianco NYU @fedhere shallow waters of STEM why diversity

    in STEM is not just an issue of social justice.
  2. I know nothing….

  3. 1. Do we have an issue with lack of diversity?

  4. 1. Do we have an issue with lack of diversity?

    2. Why?
  5. 1. Do we have an issue with lack of diversity?

    2. Why? 3. Should we worry about it?
  6. 1. Do we have an issue with lack of diversity?

    2. Why? 3. Should we worry about it? 4. How do we fix it?
  7. 1. Do we have an issue with lack of diversity?

    2. Why? 3. Should we worry about it? 4. How do we fix it?
  8. 1. Do we have an issue with lack of diversity?

    2. Why? 3. Should we worry about it? 4. How do we fix it?
  9. 1. Do we have an issue with lack of diversity?

  10. NYU

  11. NYU 13%

  12. Columbia

  13. Columbia 17%

  14. Columbia

  15. Yale

  16. Yale 25%

  17. Yale 23%

  18. American Physics Faculty American Faculty http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=61 AIP: https://www.aip.org/sites/default/files/statistics/faculty/africanhisp-fac-pa-12.pdf

  19. American Physics Faculty American People census 2010 AIP: https://www.aip.org/sites/default/files/statistics/faculty/africanhisp-fac-pa-12.pdf

  20. None
  21. 19,401 any 775 hispanic 821 african american

  22. 27.753 any 1335 hispanic 1451 african american

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  26. 1. Do we have an issue with lack of diversity?

    2. Why?
  27. Yet I wonder how many young men would choose to

    major in computer science if they suspected they might need to carry out their coding while sitting in a pink cubicle decorated with posters of “Sex and the City,” with copies of Vogue and Cosmo scattered around the lunchroom.
  28. 1983 Aspen Workshop on Cosmology and Monopoles. 2012 Summer Workshop

    Attendees - Exoplanet 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.
  29. Forgotten or barely remembered scientists Ann Cannon

  30. The Harvard Computers: Williamina Fleming, Annie Jump Cannon, Henrietta Swan

    Leavitt, and Antonia Maury. They are also known as Pickering’s Harem. Forgotten or barely remembered scientists
  31. The Harvard Computers: Williamina Fleming, Annie Jump Cannon, Henrietta Swan

    Leavitt, and Antonia Maury. They are also known as Pickering’s Harem. Forgotten or barely remembered scientists
  32. Rosalind Elsie Franklin Forgotten or barely remembered scientists

  33. Watson and Crick, Nobel Laureate, 1962

  34. W.E.B Du Bois my all matrices developed scientific sociology generally

    attributed to the University of Chicago scholars lead by R. Park (a white dude) “The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology” University of California Press, August 2015 - A. Morris Forgotten or barely remembered scientists
  35. Neil deGrasse Tyson scientist and science communicator

  36. Chester Middlebrook Pierce Microaggression, 1970 Claude Steele Stereotype threat, 1995

  37. Bryan Gaensler DUNLUP @SciBry

  38. 1963. Allan Sandage invited her to apply for telescope time

    at Mt. Palomar. Rubin described afterwards how “I was sent a proposal form which said, printed, “Due to limited facilities, it is not possible to accept applications from women”. And someone had penciled in “usually”. "A Woman's Place is in the Dome”: Gender and the Astronomica Observatory, 1670-1970 by Kristine Larsen http://academinist.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Woman_Place_Larsen.pdf
  39. None
  40. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

  41. 1. Do we have an issue with lack of diversity?

    2. Why? 3. Should we worry about it?
  42. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 An

    Act To enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States to provide injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, to extend the Commission on Civil Rights, to prevent discrimination in federally assisted programs, to establish a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, and for other purposes. STEM Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the “Civil Rights Act of 1964”.
  43. NYC school quality 2015 (not including charter schools)

  44. NYC school quality 2015 (not including charter schools)

  45. NYC school quality 2015 (not including charter schools)

  46. Equality of results orientation vs Equality of opportunity orientation

  47. 2000

  48. Covenant Investment Management, which rated the performance of the Standard

    and Poors 500 on a series of factors relating to the hiring and advancement of women and nonwhites. The study found, the annualized return for the 100 companies which rated lowest in equal employment opportunities issues, average 7.9 percent, compared to 18.3 percent for the 100 companies that rated highest in their equal employment opportunities. "Thus, the stock market performance of the firms that were high performers on the glass ceiling-related goals was 2.5 times higher than that of the firms that invested little in glass ceiling-related issues." - See more at: http://www.equalitymagazines.com/index.php/why-diversify/why-hire- diversity#sthash.YZwlp4BZ.dpuf worse 100 best 100 stock market performance 7.9% 18.3% investment in equal opportunities
  49. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  50. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  51. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  52. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  53. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  54. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  55. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  56. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  57. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  58. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  59. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  60. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  61. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  62. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  63. shallow waters: The Talent Pool Issue

  64. shallowaters: The Talent Pool Issue

  65. diversity:

  66. diversity: good for society

  67. diversity: good for society good for science

  68. 1. Do we have an issue with lack of diversity?

    2. Why? 3. Should we worry about it? 4. How do we fix it?
  69. Speak against injustice HR departments are there precisely for this!

  70. Be informed

  71. Learn! Be informed

  72. Volunteer for Social Change

  73. Propose change in your Institutions http://cosmo.nyu.edu/~fb55/PintsAndEquality/