Equity in Physics and Biology

This week, we saw two exciting new articles about equity in science.

In an opinion piece in Scientific American, dB-SERC founding director Dr. Chandralekha Singh explains how the coming “quantum computer revolution” will require a well-trained workforce that includes both men and women. In order to keep women in physics, Dr. Singh outlines a variety of cultural changes, such as positively recognizing students for their work, providing mentoring, and cutting out microaggressions.

Additionally, Dr. Singh along with Dr. Ericka McGreevy and Dr. Kevin Binning were featured in an article about the ecological-belonging interventions they developed.  A new article in PittWire describes the intervention and highlights success, including replications at Princeton and the Universities of Cincinnati and Minnesota.