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Diversity and mathematics

Mother Jones, last year:

According to a new psychology paper, our political passions can even undermine our very basic reasoning skills. More specifically, the study finds that people who are otherwise very good at math may totally flunk a problem that they would otherwise probably be able to solve, simply because giving the right answer goes against their political beliefs.

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Mathematics: General

Ada Lovelace Day

Here’s wishing you a very Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

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Who was Ada Lovelace?
Here is some annotated background on this Pioneering Female Mathematician: 434 more words

News & Events

Spotlight: A chat with Dr. Keri Kornelson

In this new and hopefully recurring feature we hope to introduce you to some of the faculty members in our department. We recently caught up with the busy yet always available Dr. 1,157 more words



I found the website StemFeminist.com via Jordan Ellenberg this morning and I honestly can’t stop reading it. It consists of a bunch of anonymously contributed stories, most but not all by women, about everyday sexism that happens in the STEM fields. 67 more words

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