Women in Math Committee and Math Racial Equity Committee present:
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Title: The problem with role models
Speaker: Dr. Susama Agarwala
Abstract: In this talk, I present findings on the extent of the biases faced by women in academia.
Furthermore, I present a model that explains that a few women being able to break the glass ceiling is evidence of how deep the systematic biases are, not merely a sign of progress.
People of all genders are welcome.
Picture a Scientist post-movie discussion
PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
WiCS and WiM will hold a post-movie on Thursday May 13, 9:00pm-10:30pm EDT
To register for the post-movie discussion, register here and we’ll send a Zoom link to registrants
Department of Applied Math, University of Waterloo
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1