My recent paper (in collaboration with Gregor Siegmund) has been included in a recent issue of Teaching, a weekly newsletter in the Chronicle of Higher Education
My new paper (in collaboration with Gregor Siegmund) out in CBE—Life Sciences Education has been covered in the Cornell Chronicle!
My paper (with co-first author Gregor Siegmund) focused on classroom participation is now available in CBE—Life Sciences Education. We observed a large, introductory biology course and demonstrate that men participate more in the classroom than expected based on class composition. (We show this is also true across the different types of participation we observed.) Additionally, we use course surveys to show that women in the course report lower scientific self-efficacy and higher salience of gender identity than men.
The paper is open access and available here: https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.19-03-0048
Last week, I was the featured scientist on 46 Questions, a website that aims to make science more inclusive by “highlighting those that do it” (and reminding you that we’re real people too!). Learn all about my penchant for ice cream and my love of all things Harry Potter in my interview!
And follow @46Questions on Twitter to see future interviews!
I recently was interviewed as a “not involved in this study” scientific expert for the first time! Getting to read a soon-to-be released paper (Radchuk et al. 2019, Nature Communications) and discuss it with a journalist was a new and interesting experience for me!
Read the PBS NOVA coverage of the article (by Katherine Wu) here: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/animal-adaptation-climate-change/
I’m a co-author on a paper recently out in BioScience (led by Cissy Ballen) examining the influence of various aspects of the learning environment on participation by women in STEM courses. This was a large, multi-institutional collaboration and our extensive dataset allowed us to demonstrate that smaller class sizes encourage more participation by women students. This study was also highlighted on the home page of the Cornell Chronicle last week!
Read the paper here: https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/biosci/biz069/5530926
I’ve had the honor of being awarded a prestigious, year-long American Association of University Women fellowship for next year! It’s such an honor to be chosen to be among the many amazing women who have received this finishing fellowship.
I’ve just returned from visiting the perpetual summer sunshine in Alaska for the annual AOS meeting! In collaboration with Jen Walsh and Gemma Clucas, I organized a symposium focused on avian hybrid zone research. We had a great set of speakers and had great attendance throughout the two sessions!
I presented on the second chapter of my dissertation where I use whole-genome sequencing of northern flickers to (finally!) identify differentiated regions of the genome and identify associations between genotype and phenotypic differences. Converting this project into a manuscript has been slow going for me, but I hope to have it written up and submitted for review in the next few months!
Gregor Siegmund and I presented a talk on a study examining gender differences in participation in Cornell’s introductory evolution course (a project that was started as a result of our participation in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Program).
We show that men participate disproportionately across all interaction categories we observed, and use survey data to understand how men and women view the course. The corresponding paper is currently in the review process and hopefully will be out soon!
I recently published a different kind of article—a personal essay about seasonal affective disorder. This all started with a Twitter thread during the first winter storm that I was encouraged to turn into an essay for the Working Life series in Science.
Read the essay here and let me know what you think!