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June 4, 2015



Yang presents at NSF ADVANCE/GSE program workshop at Baltimore

By Lydia Yang

Lydia Yang, assistant professor of special education, counseling and student affairs, presented "Explaining Gender Differences in STEM Undergraduates’ Occupation Interest: People-Thing Orientation and Goal Affordances" at the 2015 National Science Foundation ADVANCE and Research on Gender in Science and Engineering program workshop May 31 to June 2 in Baltimore. The event was sponsored by the Association for Women in Science.

The 2015 Broadening Participation through Innovations for Institutional and Educational Transformation workshop focused on gender-based privilege and underrepresentation to address the persistent gender and racial disparities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education and academic workforce.

Yang's work was supported by a National Science Foundation Gender in Science and Engineering grant awarded to The University of Alabama where Yang previously worked. She served as a statistician on the grant. Her collaborator is Joan M. Barth, the principal investigator on the grant.