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Abstract Title: Inside the Golden Kingdom: Views of Physics from "Inside the Double Bind"
Abstract: The project, "Inside the Double Bind: A Synthesis of Literature on Women of Color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" (NSF/DRL # 0635577), synthesizes literature on women of color in STEM fields, specifically U.S.-born African Americans, Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders, Chicanas/Latinas, Alaska Natives, and Native Americans. Rachel Ivie and Kim Nies Ray stated in 2005 [1],  "[m]inority women especially represent a great, untapped resource that can be drawn on to increase the size of the scientific workforce," and this study seeks to address this serious problem by identifying challenges, strategies that work, and research gaps. In this poster, we will summarize findings from 8 empirical research papers and 10 personal narratives describing the experiences of women of color in physics. We will give priority to issues relating to the teaching and learning of physics, and our recommendations will center on practical advice for physics educators and education researchers.

1. Rachel Ivie and Kim Nies Ray. Women in Physics and Astronomy, 2005. College Park, MD: American Institute of Physics, 2005.
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster
Targeted Session: Showing Ourselves Friendly: Addressing Race in Physics Culture

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Apriel K. Hodari
National Society of Black Physicists
and Co-Presenter(s)
Maria (Mia) Ong
ong.mia -at- terc.edu