Implicit Bias – or – How Good Intentions Aren’t Enough to Create an Equitable and Inclusive Environment

Event Date: September 20, 2016
Speaker: Dr. Beth Holloway
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and
Director of Women in Engineering
Speaker Affiliation: Purdue University
Time: 3:00-4:15
Location: FRNY G140
Priority: No
School or Program: Chemical Engineering

Implicit bias is a cognitive shortcut that all people can use when making judgments.  This seminar will increase your awareness of what implicit bias is as it relates to gender, and how and when gender-based implicit bias is manifested, particularly in academic STEM environments.   Research on the impacts on the target of bias will be presented, as well as strategies to become aware of our biases and reduce our use of them.