Next JCW annual meeting: October 14, 2017 noon Eastern Time through ZOOM

SIAM Conference, Wednesday, July 12

Panel: Implicit Bias, Stereotyping and Prejudice in STEM

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Room: 406

Implicit bias in judgment and/or behavior results from subtle cognitive processes, e.g., attitudes and/or stereotypes, that operate below conscious awareness and without intentional control. This minisymposium and panel discussion addresses these phenomena insofar as they impact the academic and scholarly evaluation procedures in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. University of Michigan Professor Denise Sekaquaptewa, an experimental social psychologist, will discuss current research on stereotyping, implicit bias, and the experiences of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Former UC Berkeley Vice Provost for Academic Personnel Nicholas P. Jewell will discuss gender issues including the impact of implicit bias in appointments, promotions, peer review and leadership opportunities. National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Director Ron Buckmire will discuss what NSF tells proposal reviewers about implicit bias and summarize what effect NSF feels it has on the proposal review process.

Organizer: Charles R. Doering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
– Stereotyping, Implicit Bias, and Experiences of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Fields abstract
Denise Sekaquaptewa, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
– Gender Issues and the Impact of Implicit Bias in Appointments, Promotions, Peer Review and Leadership Opportunities abstract
Nicholas P. Jewell, University of California, Berkeley, USA
– Implicit Bias Its Impact on the Proposal Review Process: The View from NSF abstract
Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation, USA