H1-B visa overhaul robs US of future tech leaders

Greg Morrisett, dean of Cornell University’s Computing and Information Science, says Trump’s immigration policies hinder high-skilled workers’ entry into the country and will affect creation of future STEM jobs. Bio: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~jgm/   Morrisett says: “Steve Jobs’s father immigrated from Syria. The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, immigrated from India. Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, immigrated from […]

Martha E. Pollack named Cornell’s 14th president

Media note: High-definition still images and video from today’s press conference are available at https://cornell.box.com/v/pollackannounce. Additional information and background materials can be found at www.cornell.edu/president-search.   Martha E. Pollack named Cornell’s 14th president U. of Michigan provost to start April 17, 2017   ITHACA, N.Y. — The Cornell University Board of Trustees today unanimously elected […]

Being more like men does not help women in STEM careers

ITHACA, N.Y. – Whenever Cornell University demographer Sharon Sassler talks about her latest research, she has to restrain herself from singing the lyric, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” from the musical “My Fair Lady.” Even when women were more like men 20 to 40 years ago, it didn’t help them get […]

Tompkins County area students to build simulated drones at science day event

WHAT: 4-H National Youth Science Day to engage 100,000 students nationwide, including 40 students from Tompkins Co. and the surrounding area, through STEM and Drone Discovery Day activities WHEN: Friday, Oct. 21, 4 – 6 p.m. WHERE: Room 102, Mann Library, Cornell University, MEDIA: The event is open to the media. Media members are asked […]

300 Brooklyn students to build and fly drones at national science event

WHAT: 4-H National Youth Science Day to engage 100,000 students nationwide, including 300+ at Brooklyn elementary school through STEM and Drone Discovery Day activities WHEN: Friday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Public School 21, 180 Chauncey Street, Brooklyn, NY VISUALS: 300-400 elementary students (grades 4-8) building, testing and flying simulated drones inside […]

New study explores gender bias in academic hiring

ITHACA, N.Y. – When all else is equal between highly qualified candidates for entry-level faculty positions, professors in academic science overwhelmingly prefer women over men, Cornell researchers previously found in national experiments. But would this pro-female bias be strong enough to elevate slightly less impressive women above more accomplished male candidates? In their follow-up study, […]

Lack of Women in STEM Driven by Early Factors, Not Career Bias

ITHACA, N.Y. – A newly-published examination of reasons for female academics’ ongoing underrepresentation in many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields analyzes a very long list of purported culprits, before coming to a surprising conclusion. Cornell University’s Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams, both of the Department of Human Development, are joined by […]