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Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of physical sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Multiple and complex factors contribute to the gender gap in STEM participation; one factor that has received considerable empirical support is the role of gender bias. Dr. Jessica Cundiff, assistant professor of psychology will review evidence of gender bias in STEM, as well as strategies to address gender bias during a presentation 1-1:50 p.m. Monday, March 13, in Room 254 Toomey Hall.
The talk will focus on two strategies: bias-coping strategies and bias-reduction strategies. Cundiff will discuss empirical evidence evaluating each strategy. Evidence suggests that good-intentioned strategies can sometimes have unintended consequences.