Education: July 2017 Archives

New survey highlights gender, racial harassment in astronomy and planetary science, AGU

"In a survey of workplace experiences among astronomy and planetary science professionals, about 40 percent of women of color reported feeling unsafe in their workplace because of their gender, while 28 percent feel unsafe due to their race. About 13 percent of the survey's female respondents reported skipping at least one class, meeting, fieldwork opportunity or other professional event for this reason. Some men of color also skipped events as a result of hearing racist comments at school or work, according to a new study detailing the survey's results in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, a journal of the American Geophysical Union."

Survey reveals widespread bias in astronomy and planetary science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"In an online survey about their workplace experiences, 88 percent of academics, students, postdoctoral researchers and administrators in astronomy and planetary science reported hearing, experiencing or witnessing negative language or harassment relating to race, gender or other physical characteristics at work within the last five years. Of the 423 respondents, 39 percent reported having been verbally harassed and 9 percent said they had suffered physical harassment at work."

- Harassment in Space Science and Astronomy (Update), earlier post
- Under-representation at Astronomy Conferences, earlier post
- Inclusive Astronomy, earlier post


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