Gender Differences: The Science versus the Stereotypes

Here is my talk I gave as part of a series at UK called “What’s New in Science.” It was geared toward middle and high school students and students, as well as parents. The punch line is that most of what we think are innate gender differences are really not. I decided my goal in… Read More

5 Things Sally Ride Can Teach Every Girl

Sally Ride sadly died this week. She was 61. Her legacy was that she was the first American women in space. But I think her influence went far beyond that. As I read about her life, I realize her life can teach everyone – particularly girls – several lessons, none of which involve physics. 1. Be prepared,… Read More