Interested in how science, technology, and society interact? Find out more information about the Science and Technology in Society Teaching Group professors and the undergraduate courses they teach at the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Phillips holds the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character at Columbia University Business School and co-founded the Center on the Science of Diversity (CSD). She has won numerous awards for outstanding papers, faculty impact, and innovation and her seminal review of diversity in organizations has been cited nearly 4,000 times. Dr. Phillips' research focuses on identifying and removing barriers that prevent organizations and collaborators from benefitting from the diverse backgrounds of their members.
Dr. Cimpian is an Associate Professor of Psychology and directs the Cognitive Development Lab at New York University. He is a founding member of the Mindset Scholars Network. For his pioneering research he has received the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association. His research focuses on the development of gender stereotypes about intelligence and children’s motivation to pursue STEM, testing early interventions to address gender gaps in STEM.
Dr. Diekman is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. She is a social psychologist who investigates how stereotypes stem from and reinforce the social structure, with an emphasis on change and stability in gender roles. Her current work, funded by the National Science Foundation, explores stereotypes that STEM fields do not afford opportunities to connect or help others. She and her research group are particularly interested in understanding how communal opportunities in STEM can motivate students from underrepresented groups.
Dr. Moss-Racusin is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the director of the Social Cognition and Intergroup Dynamics Lab at Skidmore College. Named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science for her early-career contributions, she has received research excellence awards for investigating how stereotypes perpetuate inequities within institutions and identifying underlying causes of gender bias and discrimination. Dr. Moss-Racusin’s research focuses on how stereotyping shapes people’s behaviour, social judgments and self-regulation, and the impact of gender bias on women in STEM.
Dr. Fehr is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at the University of Waterloo. She is a co-founder of the APA Committee on Status of Women Site Visit Program, and the co-founder and co-editor of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly. She has won several national grants for her work exploring how diversity promotes excellence by leading to more rigorous, effective, and creative science and technology research. And she had been invited to share her research with STEM programs across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Dr. Fehr will deliver a presentation on the ethical, cultural, and economic importance of diversity within STEM.