Diversity in STEM

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The lack of diversity in STEM is an important issue and one that I want to help the ecology and evolutionary biology community address. It is our responsibility to educate ourselves about diversity issues in STEM, and to learn how best to combat bias and prejudice and to promote social equality. A growing list of resources concerning diversity issues in STEM can be found below. 

"Diversity in STEM - What it is and why it matters?" Scientific American Blog

"Diversity: Pride in science" - Nature  - on being LGBTQ in STEM

"Women in Science" Nature - Special Issue

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter - Scientific American

Opinion: Gender Diversity Leads to Better Science - PNAS

"How to Queer Ecology: one Goose at a Time" - Orion magazine

"The phylogenetics of equality" - from the blog of Dr. Stacey Smith (For the love of trees) from CU Boulder

"Equality: Standing out" - Nature, about how a "welcoming lab environments and networking organizations help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scientists to excel."

"The remarkably different answers men and women give when asked who's the smartest in the class" The Washington Post

"Science faculty's subtle gender biases favor male students" PNAS

Several popular press pieces on insights from trans scientists on biases in the field can be found herehere and here

An article on implicit bias in letters of recommendation by Trix & Psenka

Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom