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  • Ph.D. student investigates experiences of LGBT engineering students

    Posted on February 9, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    A doctoral student in the College of Engineering is taking a new approach to STEM studies by studying the experiences of LGBT students within the discipline. http://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_98bd8fc6-bed1-5575-bdd5-9223ccd89361.html

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  • The Future of Work

    Posted on October 6, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    Diversity initiatives are proliferating in corporate America. Intel made headlines earlier this year for publishing the early results of a multipronged effort to include more women and minorities among its ranks. Other companies have followed suit and gone one step further. http://www.fastcompany.com/3051850/the-future-of-work/these-are-the-most-and-least-lgbt-friendly-workplaces-in-the-us      

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  • Climate Chiller in STEM

    Posted on September 9, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    Research has shown that STEM students and professionals experience a chillier climate than their peers in other fields. This can result in stress, social and academic/professional isolation, limited opportunities for success, and anxiety about current or future job security. http://www.labmanager.com/news/2015/09/promoting-lgbtq-equality-in-stem?fw1pk=2#.VfH5iRFVhBd

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  • Why Is Science So Straight?

    Posted on September 9, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    STEM culture is very problem-focused. Conversations, even over lunch, typically remain restricted to work matters (which is very different from what I’ve noticed in arts and humanities settings). A colleague who studied in the math department at Spelman College tells of a surreal afternoon on Sept. 11, 2001, when her professor placidly delivered his scheduled […]

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