Fishing For Problems

#10: Sapna Cheryan — Cultural Stereotypes in STEM

January 28, 2021

Sapna Cheryan is an American social psychologist. She is a full professor of social psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. (1)

"Her research investigates the role of cultural stereotypes in causing and perpetuating racial and gender disparities in U.S. society. She has published numerous articles on these topics in journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin. Her work on gender disparities in computer science has been cited widely in media outlets, including in the New York Times, NPR, and Washington Post. In 2014, the White House issued a press release that announced a high school computer science classroom design prize based on her research." (2)

(1) courtesy of wikipedia

(2) courtesy of National Center For Women Informational Technology

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