On Dec. 9, 2016, Yale News covered Yale's HSTEM Course.
Here are some excerpts from their coverage:
“One of the big things that I’ve felt like I’ve learned, being a woman of color in STEM at Yale, is that my experiences are not isolated,” Joyce Guo ’17, a physics and English double major, said. “The more we talk about things as a group — ‘oh hey, it happened to you too’ — the more you communicate your experiences with others, the more you can pin down what makes you feel uncomfortable in a scenario and the more you can fix it for next time.
“What we learned from Amherst and what [the students] have been putting together here is there’s real data out there showing that interventions really do work, at the student level and the faculty level,” Miranker said. “We want to take them down the path of being real and meaningful and — because we’re STEM — meaning measurable tools and effects."
“Being Human in STEM” is modeled after a class of the same name that was piloted at Amherst College last spring. Like Yale, Amherst was rocked by difficult discussions about race last fall. In November 2015, what began as a display of solidarity for black college students across the nation evolved into a four-day sit-in and a movement that was dubbed the “Amherst Uprising.” In response to these conversations, Amherst chemistry professor Sheila Jaswal spearheaded the creation of a “Being Human in STEM” class the following semester.
Read the full article here. It was also featured in UW-Madison's STEM Diversity Network page here.