Gordon Lecturer, Dr. David Kung Professor of Mathematics at St. Mary's College - Maryland will present Closer to Fair: the Challenge of Diversifying STEM Fields on Monday, October 12th at 3:30 p.m. in Olin 114.
Women and under-represented minorities are more likely to fall out of the STEM pipeline at every stage from middle school on. Why do we need to address this issue? What can we do in our classrooms, departments, and institutions to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to succeed? Research suggests that interactive teaching methods, in contrast to passive lectures, might help us successfully address issues of diversity. Why do they work? What else must we do to make the mathematics world more equitable?