We’ve got an accelerator conference coming up soon. I volunteered to help prepare material addressing issues faced by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. The title says it all, really.
I suspect that every scientist would benefit from doing this sort of service work now and again. I read some very interesting papers and I learned a ton.
Problems of bias can seem nebulous and impossible to describe, let alone to solve. Something I particularly appreciated about my experience making this poster: the problems are clear and often quantitatively described. What’s more, there are data-driven, concrete solutions to these problems! Assuming your department has the political will to implement these solutions, you can help fix things. Not bad!
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