SPS Journal Club
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is starting a journal club next term (Spring 2017) for both undergraduate and graduate students. The club will meet once a week to discuss the journal article for that week, or do an activity related to the article. The topic of the club spring term will be women and minorities in STEM. The reading list will be available by the end of Winter term, and a doodle poll will be sent around Week 9 to determine the best time to have the meetings.
Anyone interested in joining the email list should email Lindsey at loberhel at uoregon dot edu.
Spring Term meeting times:
NOTE: as of week 4, the Wednesday meeting time is cancelled.
Location: WIL 147 (both times)
Note these two times will cover the same content.
Week 10: No meeting
- The one that outlines the leaks in the pipeline for LGBTQ, ONLY READ PAGES 31-35.
- Wanted something that addresses the stereotypes of gender.
- Marcy Sexual Harassment Case at UC Berkeley. If you are not sure what happened in the case look at this article (IT IS NOT REQUIRED READING but if you have never heard of the case it might help you get a better picture)
- Also there is a Harvard Bias test for Gender and Careers if you want to take a look at it.
- LGBT Climate in Physics Report courtesy of the American Physical
Society’s Ad Hoc Committee on LGBT Issues, released March 2016: It is
a long report but ONLY READ PAGES 18-28
- Case study: Forming an LGBTQ+ group at CERN
- This is a short letter editor was published April 20, 2017. It was
written by Graduate students at Cornell University about the head of
the Chemistry department.
- In addition, Harvard also has an implicit bias test for Sexuality. It is called the Sexuality IAT.
- TMT Article
- An interesting take on or application of intersectionality.
- Here is the Link to the site. It will take you to Harvard’s Project Implicit page where if you click on “PROJECT IMPLICIT Social Attitudes,” and after agreeing to the disclaimer, it will take you to a page with all the possible bias tests. We will be adding different tests as additional activities throughout this term. This week we want you all to check out the Race IAT.
- Classic essay outlining everyday White Privilege.
- On Never Going Home to East LA
- Also here is an interesting activity that can highlight how bias affects communities
- From HHMI Doubling Down on Diversity
- Ain’t I a woman? At the intersection of gender, race and sexuality by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a Martin Luther King, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow at the MIT Department of Physics.
Optional / Reference:
- Key Terms that may come up in the articles and in discussion
- When having discussions about underrepresented groups in STEM, mistakes are bound to occur, this website gives advice on how to navigate a situation where you have offended someone.
- 2013 NSF report on women, minorities and persons with disabilities in Science and Engineering.
- LGBTQ+ status, the results of a survey are on pages 18-28 LGBT Climate in Physics Report, courtesy of the American Physical Society’s Ad Hoc Committee on LGBT Issues, released March 2016