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Monthly Archives: December 2012
Like many across the country, the GIN group was captivated by a study published in 2012 by microbiologist Jo Handelsman and her colleagues. In the study, 100 scientists were asked to rate applications from two undergraduates, Jennifer and John. The … Continue reading
Last year, the Stanford GIN group read and discussed (Carney, Cuddy, & Yap), which showed that holding a ‘powerful pose’ for only 2 minutes can increase your risk tolerance and testosterone, while also decreasing the stress hormone, corticosterol. This is … Continue reading
Inspired by a recent study (Isabell, Truman and Harcourt), the GIN group brainstormed about possible solutions to the apparent selection bias in invited speakers at scientific meetings. A few themes emerged at the organizational level, including transparency, policy favoring diversity … Continue reading