Category Archives: Equity

A Look at the STEM Field and Diversity

The field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is a rapidly growing field. As the world become increasing reliant on technology, it becomes ever more important that people work to maintain these technologies and improve on them. According to … Continue reading

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Urging for Equity in STEM

The status of women and minorities in stem has always been a hotly debated topic. STEM, or the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, inspires innovation and creativity in the work force, but unfortunately, underrepresentation prevents STEM fields from … Continue reading

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The “E” in STEM Also Stands for Everyone.

There have been recent efforts over the years to encourage more people to pursue careers in science other than your stereotypical representation of someone a lot like the first image below. While (in my opinion) the story of society is … Continue reading

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Equity of STEM Encouragement

The inequity in STEM is shocking and we as educators have the unique opportunity to attack this problem and inspire our future generation to pursue STEM. What is Equity? Equality and equity are not the same thing. To understand the … Continue reading

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Enhancing Equity in STEM

Women and Minorities in STEM For years, women and minorities in science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM), have faced substantial opposition and challenges in pursuit of a career in these fields. Many women have been steered against pursuing STEM-based professions … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Encouraging All to Pursue STEM

There are many misconceptions about equity and equality. These two terms are often used interchangeably even though they are very different. Equity is defined as proportional representation while equality is defined as treating everyone the same, giving the same opportunities. … Continue reading

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Equity : Science Education :: Equilibrium : Science

Equity and equality, as terms, are often used interchangeably. Before we proceed, I would like to clarify the differences between the two. Equality: everybody gets the exact same amount of resources/treatmentEquity: resources/treatment is distributed based on the needs of the … Continue reading

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Science Teaching 2.0: Fostering Equity in STEM

When you think of a scientist, engineer, or mathematician – who do you think of? What do they look like? And, more importantly, why did you think of that particular kind of scientist? If you thought of a white, able-bodied, … Continue reading

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Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better: Fostering Equity in the Sciences

QUICK – in your head, picture a scientists. What did that image look like? I can probably guess: White man, Probably older, Wearing a Lab coat. Like a certain someone…. Our conceptions of science and scientists almost always manifest this way … Continue reading

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My STEM Brings All The Minorities to the Lab

Name me a scientist. Now name me five more. Now, what do they all have in common? If I was a betting man, I’d bet that you just named me six white male scientists. Am I right? Yeah? That’s unfortunate, … Continue reading

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