The focus of this presentation is to examine the effect legitimate experiences such as those found in undergraduate research or the PHYS 170 laboratory here at MSU have on a student’s views of doing physics and their place within their physics and science related communities of practice. The presentation will make a case for why it is important to offer the opportunity for students to obtain a greater amount of legitimate experiences during their undergraduate science careers.
Despite headlines to the contrary, sexual harassment is both a far-reaching and longstanding problem in academia. In the past year alone, sexual harassment perpetrated by a US professor, dean, or university president has been documented at least once a week. This talk will review existing research on academic sexual harassment as well as insights gleaned from an analysis of nearly 500 cases documented in media reports, legal briefs, and university documents.