September 2015 CNY Skeptics Meeting

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September 2015 CNY Skeptics Meeting

Post by hardindr » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:48 pm

"Women, Science, and Love - No One Cries in the Laboratory (Do They?)"

Presentation by Dr. Penny Higgins, Research Associate at the University of Rochester’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sponsored by CNY Skeptics

Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:00 PM

Where: Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY 13104 USA

Event is Free and Open to the Public

Light refreshments will be served

Please contact 1-315-636-6533 or email for more information

Presentation Summary:

On June 9th of this year, Nobel Prize winner Sir Tim Hunt explained to the World Conference of Science Journalists what he felt was the problem with women in science. "Three things happen when they are in the lab: you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them they cry." Hunt's comments are just one example of challenges that women face in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields. Even the dominance of men in typical STEM classrooms perpetuates a culture of “Stereotype Threat” which continues to discourage women from pursuing STEM careers. The challenge ahead is to accept that this as a real problem, and then work toward practical solutions where women and men are treated equally within the sciences.

Presenter Bio:

Penny Higgins is a Vertebrate Paleontologist and Geochemist at the University of Rochester. She divides her time among managing the Stable Isotope Ratios in the Environment Analytical Laboratory (SIREAL), teaching, and doing research on ancient episodes of rapid climate change.

Central New York Skeptics (CNY Skeptics) is a community organization dedicated to the promotion of science and reason, the investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the improvement of standards for science education and critical-thinking skills.

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Re: September 2015 CNY Skeptics Meeting

Post by gorgeous » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:53 pm

who hasn't cried in a lab?
Science exactly what happens when there’s a significant, perceived ideological threat to one’s traditions and identity.

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Re: September 2015 CNY Skeptics Meeting

Post by Gord » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:18 pm

gorgeous wrote:who hasn't cried in a lab?

Women. They aren't allowed in.
"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
"Nullius in verba" -- The Royal Society ["take nobody's word for it"]
Is Trump in jail yet?