How sad: We have met the enemy of BPC

December 21, 2011 at 10:31 am 1 comment

Remember the old Pogo comic strip, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”?  This study suggests that we have found a similar problem in promoting more women and minorities in STEM.

The survey showed that 40 percent of minority and female chemists and engineers polled said they were discouraged from studying STEM subjects. Forty-four percent said their college professors were the sources of the discouragement.

“We wanted to find out if this discouragement is still occurring,” said Mae Jemison, a physician, astronaut, college professor and Bayer spokesperson for the company’s Making Science Make Sense Initiative. “We found out it is.”

via Business, Government , Legal News from Throughout W.Va. – Study: Minorities, women often discouraged from entering enginee.

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  • 1. slger  |  December 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    And, here’s my annual rant on how NOT to broaden participation of students, educators, and citizens with disabilities. Draw a line across the universal wheelchair accessibility symbol, that’s what CAPTCHA says to me. But there’s another vibrant world of culture and technology to learn from, living in your smartphones and social media.

    http://asyourworldchanges.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/retire-captcha-style-thinking-please/

    Hoping for a more inclusive 2012, thanks for your continuing attention, Mark.

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