Science for All? Diversity in Science in a Global Economy

When Sep 12, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 124
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Contact Phone (502) 852-2454
AttendeesPostdoctoral fellows, graduate students and MD/PhD students
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Sandra L. HansonGuest Speaker, Sandra L. Hanson is a Professor of Sociology and Research Associate at the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at Catholic University.  Her research examines the gender structure of educational and occupational systems in a comparative context.  Professor Hanson's research on gender, race/ethnicity and science has been funded by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation.  In Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls in ScienceEducation, she examined the experiences of African American girls in the science education system.  Professor Hanson's book, Lost Talent: Women in the Sciences (Temple University Press, 1996), was a culmination of her research on the loss of talented young women in the science pipeline.  Her recent books, Latinos and the American Dream (Texas A&M University Press, 2016) and The American Dream in the 21st Century (Temple University Press, 2011), examine opportunity systems in the U.S. with a special focus on the American Dream.  She has received a number of Fulbright awards to study gender systems in Eastern Europe and cross-nationally.  Professor Hanson has testified before the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Science and Technology hearing on "Encouraging the Participation of Female Students in STEM Fields."  She is a Sigma Xi distinguished lecturer.

This presentation addresses the question of who will do science from a global perspective.  It is argued that diversity in science results in better science.  Cross-cultural variation in women's access to science education and occupations is examined and sources of continued inequity are considered.

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