ADVANCE Midwest Partnership-Joining Forces

The ADVANCE Midwest Partnership- Joining Forces is a cross-institutional effort to promote increased retention and career advancement opportunities for underrepresented women and women with family responsibilities working in STEM. Target audiences for the ADVANCE partnership includes academic leadership, tenured faculty, and under-represented minorities. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Partnership program.

Coded Bias live discussion Nov. 16, 7 pm

A black woman holding a white mask in front of her face while looking in the mirror

Coded Bias explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini´s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers the most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of wide-spread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

RSVP for the event here

You will receive an invitation to screen the film, which is 1 hour and 25 minutes in length, prior to November 16 and the link will remain active through November 16. You will receive a second link to join us on November 16 for a live virtual discussion with filmmaker Shalini Kantayya.

(Dis)Credit Presentation by Dr. Donna Riley

Women in STEM, invisibility, hypervisibility, issues in academia and the world in general. Recorded on Oct. 29, 2020, (Dis)Credit is a presentation by Dr. Donna Riley from Purdue University. Dr. Riley discusses the simultaneous invisibility and hypervisibility of women in STEM careers and in the world in general. The presentation is followed by a short question and answer session.

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