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News and Announcements:
- February 21, 2018 Women in Wind lecture A Millennial's Perspective on Sexism in STEM
- February 19, 2018 The National Wind Institute would like to announce the first speaker in the prestigious McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series for Fall 2018. Dr. Qingshan Yang , Professor and Dean of the School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University in Chengdu, China will be presenting "WIND LOAD STANDARD FOR ROOF STRUCTURES IN CHINA" February 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m., Experimental Sciences Building, Rm. 120
- January 10, 2018 WINDS OF CHANGE: A GLIMPSE INTO THE ASTONISHING CAREER OF KISHOR MEHTA From working on construction sites to becoming an expert on wind loads, Mehta has achieved much during his career.
- January 10, 2018 National Wind Institute November/December 2017 Newsletter
A Millennial's Perspective on Sexism in STEM
Millennials are known for investing in experiences instead of material things. This shift in perceived value shapes our worldview, specifically our view of people, including gender and gender stereotypes. This worldview influences how we communicate with each other and how we deal with our differences. While instances of blatant sexism still occur, they seem few and far between. Most of the sexism that is experienced by young women today is a result of implicit bias, those thoughts that we as a society grow up learning to have. The STEM field in particular is full of opportunities for young women to wonder, "Did that happen because I am a woman or am I just imagining things?" This is a good sign, but it also means that the work we have to do to level the playing field for women in science will be that much harder. We have to root out that implicit bias, which is one of the most difficult types of bias to overcome. This talk will focus on my experiences as a member of the millennial generation with regard to overt and covert sexism and how implicit bias affects women in STEM.