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Attend: Professional Cultures and Inequality in STEM

  • 1.  Attend: Professional Cultures and Inequality in STEM

    Posted 04-16-2021 10:41
    The IDEA Committee presents: Professional Cultures and Inequality in STEM

    Wednesday, April 28th  1-3 EDT

    REGISTER HERE

    Presenter: Erin Cech


    ASM International presents a two-hour interactive workshop on professional cultures and inequality in STEM.


    Do the cultures of STEM disciplines have built-in disadvantages for women, racial/ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons? Erin Cech, assistant professor at the University of Michigan will examine these professional cultures, which give each discipline its particular "feel" and unite discipline members under a taken-for-granted system of meanings and values. Drawing from several NSF-funded survey and interview-based studies, Dr. Cech will look at the role of three cultural ideologies-schemas of scientific excellence, depoliticization, and the meritocratic ideology-in producing these disadvantages. She will explain why decisions that partially rely on assessments of an individual's "fit" with professional cultures are particularly important to critically examine for their potential to contribute to inequality.

    The free workshop includes:

    • Keynote address by Erin Cech followed by Q&A
    • Small breakout group conversations
    • Panel of experts discussion

    Register now for this free workshop on professional cultures and inequality in STEM.

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    Carrie Hawk
    ASM International
    Community Engagement Specialist

    440-338-5497
    carrieh@asminternational.org
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  • 2.  RE: Attend: Professional Cultures and Inequality in STEM

    Posted 04-26-2021 11:45
    What do you hope to learn? Comment below.

    Reminder to register for this interactive presentation.

    The IDEA Committee presents: Professional Cultures and Inequality in STEM

    Wednesday, April 28th  1-3 EDT

    REGISTER HERE

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    Carrie Hawk
    ASM International
    Community Engagement Specialist

    440-338-5497
    carrieh@asminternational.org
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