Our next journal club meeting will be on Wednesday, November 15th at 5:00pm at McMenamins on Monroe. Note the time and location change. We are going after SSO so people will have the chance to get dinner before proctoring exams. 

We will be discussing the study “Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students” by Corinne A. Moss-Racusin and “Why Men Don’t Believe the Data on Gender Bias in Science” by Alison Coil. These articles have come up in past discussions and will hopefully complement Stacey York’s talk well.

Hope to see you all there!

Dr Mary James, a professor of physics at Reed College, is coming to OSU to present a colloquium on access on Monday, October 16th from 4-5 pm in Weniger 116. Come join us!

Presentation abstract: Access to education for prospective physics majors is more than permission to walk though the doors or sit in a classroom. Providing true access means creating a learning environment that anticipates the challenges to learning that students from different backgrounds and identities, particularly those from groups underrepresented in physics, bring to the classroom. In this talk Professor James will present findings from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, social psychology, and physics education research that suggest a new paradigm for introductory physics courses and advising of prospective physics majors focused on increasing the persistence of novices from all backgrounds and identities interested in the discipline.