Video: Is STEM Neutral?

This video introduces the problem in STEM. 

Data Source: UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030

Video created by: Azadeh Shirzadi

Video: The Confidence Gap Starts at Age 6

This video summarizes a recent study which showed children as young as 6 endorse and are influenced by stereotypes which associate high-level intellectual ability with men more than women.

Data Source: Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children’s interestsBian et al., Science 355, 389–391 (2017) 

Video created by: Azadeh Shirzadi

Video: Value Affirmations

This video describes the power of value affirmations to alleviate the effects of stereotype threat on student success. It also covers how to do a value affirmation exercise and why it works!

A great value affirmation exercise worksheet can be found at this link:

Data Source:

1. Self-affirmation facilitates minority middle schoolers’ progress along college trajectories, Goyer, J. Parker et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 114, no. 29, 7594-7599, 2017.  

2. Reducing the Gender Achievement Gap in College Science: A Classroom Study of Values Affirmations, Miyake, Akira et al., Science, vol. 330, Issue 6008, pp. 1234-1237, 2010.

3. Facilitating women's success in business: Interrupting the process of stereotype threat through affirmation of personal values. Kinias et al., J Appl Psychol. vol. 101, no.11, 1585-1597, 2016.

 Video created by: Azadeh Shirzadi

Video: The Adorkable Misogyny of The Big Bang Theory 

A short segments from this video is used in the STEMneutral workshop to show how pervasive gender stereotyping is in popular media. 

Video Source: Pop Culture Detective