The Inside Higher Ed blog discusses “a new study show[ing] that Latinx and black students leave STEM majors at far higher rates than their white peers.”
“NASA has redesignated its Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, as the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, in honor of the West Virginia native and NASA “hidden figure.”” Read more about it here.
Two volumes have come to our attention that might be of interest to our readers.
“Mathematics and Motherhood,” a special issue of the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics co-edited by Pamela Harris, Carrie Diaz Eaton, Becky Hall, and Emille Davie Lawrence.
“Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics” By Talithia Williams. An AMS review of this book is here.
From the AMS: Ingrid Daubechies and Claire Voisin Named Winners of the 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO International Awards For Women in Science
Article from Nature: “Study reveals proportion of people leaving full-time careers in science after the birth of their first child.”
“Part of the NSF-funded ADVANCE initiative, Tiger Advocates is a group of faculty interested in supporting equality in their departments, colleges and throughout the university. Advocates are active and effective proponents of gender diversity and equality specifically in terms of increasing the number of women and underrepresented faculty, encouraging the hiring for and promotion of women and underrepresented faculty into administrative positions, and ensuring the fair and equitable treatment of all faculty within their academic units.”
This “Meet a Tiger” article introduces Jerad Green, Clemson’s Associate Director of Multicultural Programs.