Expert: COVID makes STEM education gaps more dire

With the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure every child has access to a quality STEM education is even more difficult. But there are reasons to be hopeful, too.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education science-and-technology society-and-culture socioeconomic-status stem-careers race-and-ethnicity

Stereotypes in language may shape bias against women in STEM

Stereotypes embedded in languages around the world may shape biases against women entering STEM careers, new research suggests.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: language gender bias stereotypes society-and-culture stem-careers

Hard-working scientists are better role models than ‘natural geniuses’

Scientists who worked hard through struggles are more motivating as role models than scientists who people see as naturally brilliant, researchers say.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: history motivation scientists society-and-culture stem-careers

Hard-working scientists are better role models than ‘natural geniuses’

Scientists who worked hard through struggles are more motivating as role models than scientists who people see as naturally brilliant, researchers say.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: history motivation scientists society-and-culture stem-careers

Stereotypes can shape how far students go in STEM

Racial stereotypes centered on looks can have a big impact on whether college students stick with science, tech, engineering, and math.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
March 6, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: bias race society-and-culture college-students stem-careers

Lots of moms and dads leave STEM careers

"We need a cultural revolution within many fields to recognize and reward the full value of professionals who also care for children."

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 20, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: parents gender jobs families society-and-culture stem-careers workplaces

Does language push immigrants kids toward STEM?

More immigrant children studying math and science in high school and college means more go into STEM careers as adults.

Jackie Ogburn-Duke • futurity
Jan. 10, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: education immigrants learning society-and-culture stem-careers languages

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