The Myth About Women in Science? Bias in the Study of Gender Inequality in STEM

Originally posted on The Other Sociologist:
A new article on CNN by psychology professors, Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci, boldly proclaims that gender bias in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is a myth. Their research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Unfortunately, their work has a flawed methodological premise and their conclusions…

Natural Disasters and the Importance of Geoscience Education

The terrible April 2015 earthquake in Kathmandu and resulting loss of life, property, and history is another tragic example of why everyone needs to learn more about the planet and the forces that can overpower human lives. Our school curriculum is woefully lacking in basic lessons on the Earth, human-Earth interactions, and critical thinking forContinue reading “Natural Disasters and the Importance of Geoscience Education”

Geosciences and Social & Behavioral Sciences Take a Hit in Funding Bill

Both the geosciences and the social & behavioral sciences took a hit in the latest research policy bill from the US House. Geocognition research sits smack in the middle of those two research areas – good thing I recently received word of funding on two small-ish grants. The bills take on how NSF peer reviewsContinue reading “Geosciences and Social & Behavioral Sciences Take a Hit in Funding Bill”