Under the Lens: Questioning the Culture of Science

Friday, November 15, 2013

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Objectivity and neutrality are considered essential to scientific practice, but what gets to count as objective or neutral or even real? What biases still exist in our scientific communities? A 2012 study revealed that female professors were just as biased against women students as their male colleagues when recommending students for mentorships and jobs. Could the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in STEM fields be a consequence of a similar bias? This panel-led conversation explores the concept of “privilege” in the sciences; the roles and rights of those being studied - and for what purposes; as well as ethical questions about research topics.

This is a companion to the Office for Equity and Diversity's Critical Conversations about Diversity and Social Justice series at the University of Minnesota. Co-sponsored by the University Libraries.

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Wren Walker Robbins, Two-Spirit Mohawk woman and Professional Development Project Lead, Science Museum of Minnesota; Trans-spiritual Council