STEM Professional Development


Below are links to articles related to the diversity gap that JBB hopes to address. This is a working list that our leadership has compiled in order to inform you and others of the issues that exist in STEMM fields. 

Malinda Gates working to increase women in STEM, her strategies, and also her experiences when she started as the only woman at Microsoft. Read the article from the Seattle Times here.


A new study has found that a pay gap still exists in higher education administration. Read the article from Inside Higher Ed here.


This article and the several it links to, discuss the nuances of the gender gap in academia. Read the article from U.S. News here.


A new study has determined that men of color are less likely to re-submit an NIH proposal after the first rejection. Read the article from KU News here.


Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried. Read the article from the Guardian here.


Letters of recommendation in science and implicit gender bias. Read the article from Science Magazine here.


Another article on gender differences in recommendation letters. Read the article from Nature Geoscience here.


Sexual harassment in science. Read the article from CNN here.


New study finds that men are their favorite experts on any given subject. Read the article from The Washington Post here.


The question of why female undergraduates leave STEM fields may have to do with their male undergraduate peers consistently underestimating them, even when they are performing at a higher level than their male peers. Read the article from PLOS here


Differences in topic choices may be contributing to the lower rate of NIH awards that are going to African-American/black scientists. Read the Science Advances article here.



Dr. Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz and BioKansas’ Dennis Ridenour kicking off the Fall 2018 STEM Professional Development…

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