Public communication work off recent article – more impact than expected…

We’re still getting press inquiries but nearly a month post-publication, this article has resonated, and motivating me to keep engaging in conversations with the sharp questions and interest of the press, both here in the U.S. and internationally. Making work clear, interpretable, and relevant for every day life, schools, families, communities is hard but rewarding. Continue reading Public communication work off recent article – more impact than expected…

Initial buzz about our article on gendered pathways to STEM degrees: perceived vs. observed ability

2017: Coverage of Frontiers in Psychology article “Gendered Pathways: How Mathematics Ability Beliefs Shape Secondary and Postsecondary Course and Degree Field Choices”, co-authored with Samantha Nix and Kirby Thomas: FSU News, Kara Irby, 4/6/17 “Under challenge: Girls’ confidence level, not math ability hinders path to science degrees.” Circulated on Phys.org, EurekaAlert!AAAS, Newsgram, Newswise, The Siasat Continue reading Initial buzz about our article on gendered pathways to STEM degrees: perceived vs. observed ability

Maybe this is part of why women only earn one-fifth of the bachelors’ degrees in engineering, computer science and physics: Girls are as good at math as boys are, but they don’t think they are.

Originally posted on Bridge to Tomorrow:
It’s a shocking and stubborn problem:  Women only earn about 20% of the bachelors’ degrees in engineering, computer science and physics.  These fields account for 19 of the top 25 college majors ranked by salary by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, shown below. So women…

Girls and boys perceive their ability differently in challenging mathematics contexts –> with consequences for majors

Our new paper: Girls’ confidence level, not math ability hinders path to science degrees http://news.fsu.edu/news/2017/04/06/challenge-girls-confidence-level-not-math-ability-hinders-path-science-degrees/#.WOZbISg2zk0.twitter … @floridastate @samnixmills w/ Kirby Thomas #girlsinSTEM #mathability #perceptions #diversity @fsu_education @AAUWpolicy Thanks to @NSF @postsec_success FSU CHERTI & @FSU_CRE

Teaching

Dr. Perez-Felkner was recently nominated by students in her department for the Graduate Mentor Award at Florida State University (2018). She won the 2016 FSU Hardee Center Supervisor/Mentor Award, nominated by her students. She is even more thrilled that her students are winning awards and recognition, from Samantha Nix’s NaEd/Spencer Fellowship and P.E.O. Scholar Award, Continue reading Teaching

Profiles

Mostly on work-life balance, here are some stories and advice for fellow junior and emerging scholars, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and parents. Fall 2015 – FSU NASPA Student Affairs “A Day in the Life,” compiled by one of my Higher Ed Masters’ students – the amazing Kate Morales — and featuring Higher Ed doctoral students Continue reading Profiles

Getting Girls in STEM: New Findings and Recommendations for Schools and Parents

Recent media attention to work with my colleagues — including my graduate students! — on women in STEM education. Samantha Nix was the lead author on the primary discussed in the interview/story below, and Kirby Thomas was an author and key analyst as well. Their photos below. http://www.wtxl.com/lifestyle/tech-smart-bridging-the-gender-gap-in-stem-careers/article_430570fe-472e-11e5-a5fa-8b5a1e27862c.html