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AASWOMEN Newsletter for July 03, 2015

3 Jul 2015, 15:03 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for July 03, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of July 03, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Why So Few? Unconscious Bias I2. US Treasury seeks new face for the $10 (or $20?!)3. 2015 L'Oréal-UNESCO: UK and Ireland Fellows 4. Japanese government releases first female empowerment guidelines5. Invitation to the GENEVA FORUM6. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter7. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter8. Access to Past Issues1. Why So Few? Unconscious Bias IFrom: Joan Schmelz via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/The 2010 report entitled, "Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics", by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), finds that bias, often unconscious, continues to limit women's progress in scientific and engineering fields. Research by Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, a former AAUW fellow, and her colleagues at Harvard University shows that even individuals who consciously reject negative stereotypes about women in science often still believe that science is better suited to men than women at an unconscious level. These unconscious beliefs or implicit biases may be more powerful than explicitly held beliefs and values simply because we are not aware of them. Dr. Banaji ...

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