This article profiles one of the Yale Spring 2019 HSTEM course projects that persuaded science departments to provide free menstrual products in bathrooms. Read the full article by following this link or clicking the image below.
This page details the events of the opening of Amherst College's new Science Center. The section "Science in the Liberal Arts" covers a panel during which Julie Segre discussed HSTEM. Click the image below or follow this link for the whole story.
"Panelists also noted that Amherst is becoming a proving ground for increasing diversity in the STEM fields and cited, in particular, the Being Human in STEM course (an 'example of where Amherst is leading,' said Segre) and the College-funded summer internships ('absolutely critical,' said Leary, who previously studied STEM engagement for the White House Council on Women and Girls)."
Sheila Jaswal, Amherst College – Retention of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM - The Academic Minute
Prof. Sheila Jaswal answers "How do we increase STEM enrollment for women and underrepresented minorities?" through describing the origins of HSTEM. Visit the Academic Minute website or click the image below to listen to the interview or read the transcript.
Being Human in STEM - Amherst News
This profile follows the progression of the HSTEM course, from the Amherst Uprising to the 2018 summer workshop to courses at other institutions. Read the full article on the Amherst website by clicking here or on the image below.
“'My colleagues and I have a deep commitment to student success, and are genuinely distressed that students experience the struggles they do,' Jaswal says. 'So how can we and other people in our community bridge this disconnect? Especially we STEM professors, who have been trained in disciplines that view STEM as objective and color-blind, even as we bemoan the continued underrepresentation of folks at every stage of the so-called pipeline?'"
Amherst Student covered the growth of HSTEM course in one of its November issues. It covered our growth from the first course in Spring 2016, to the Fall 2017 course, also acknowledging the growth of the HSTEM community across the STEM departments at Amherst. To read the full article, click the image below or visit The Amherst Student webpage.
This article discusses the broader scheme of increasing inclusivity and visibility in STEM courses and fields, mentioning the Yale HSTEM course. Read the full article by clicking here or on the image below.
"Gender, class, sexuality and religion are all characteristics of a person that vastly impact their ability to succeed within the field. The course 'Being Human in STEM' that was offered in Fall of 2016, took a look at this issue. It surveyed students in STEM and found that women reported having more negative experiences in STEM than men."
Yale HSTEM students hosted a faculty workshop where students would be free to share their experiences in STEM classrooms. This article announces the event and briefly discusses the course at Yale. Follow this link to the full article or click the image below.
This article covers an interview with Ashley Bohan and Emma Ryan about the impact of the HSTEM class. Click the image below or follow this link to the Amherst Student site to read the full article.
Yale News discussed the inception of the HSTEM program at Yale and its Amherst origins in this article. Read some excerpts below. Click the image below or follow this link to the Yale News webpage to read the full article.
“'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.'
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