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Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution are organizing a one day neuro-diversity workshop for high school students with Dyslexia, ADHD, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders with an interest in Astronomy.
Date and time: April 25 2014, 9:30am-5pm
Location: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, Phillips auditorium
Registration will open on Feb. 20, space is limited! Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Cost: No charge for the workshop
What is the goal of the workshop?
The goal of this workshop is to encourage neurodiverse high school students with interest in astronomy to learn about academic paths open for them, and to share tips on how to help overcome obstacles that they may encounter enroute.
Who is it for?
This workshop is open to motivated, bright, young people with dyslexia ADHD, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders who also have a strong interest in science.
What will they do?
During the one day workshop young people will meet astronomers from the Center for Astrophysics, hear about their research and how they overcame obstacles they faced, visit a telescope, and more.
Most importantly, we hope that through this the participants will learn why having a learning difference can be helpful for science.
To register please visit: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/itc/AstronomyforEveryone/
Contact Dr. Smadar Naoz for questions and inquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2. Women are less likely to be funded, and, when they are, they are awarded ~$80,000 less than a man would be.
3. Women make up about 50% of those who receive doctorates in science, but only 21% of tenured professors in science.
4. Peer-review is gender biased.
5. Stereotypically feminine characteristics are at odds with the stereotypical characteristics of good intellectual leaders.
6. Work culture favors those without families.
7. Metrics used to compare candidates based on research output inadvertently disadvantage women who have taken leave to care for family, despite their ultimate potential for high research output.
8. Sexual harassment and microagressions are pervasive in the workplace.
9. Misogyny and sexism are often included as a valid “part of the conversation,” despite scientific and social evidence to the contrary.
10. Gender bias is a problem in U.S. society in general, not just in science.
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