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Artificial intelligence camp bridges STEM gender gap

Twenty four girls arrived at Stanford on July 11 to attend a tuition-free camp aimed to give young girls and underrepresented minorities the opportunity to be exposed to STEM-related fields. Stanford Artificial Intelligence Outreach Summer (SAILORS) was created in the summer of 2015 by Fei-Fei Li, a professor of computer science and Postdoc Olga Russakovsky. Rising high school sophomore girls from 20 states and three countries listened to lectures and conducted research with faculty in the Artificial Intelligence Lab.

“SAILORS is built on the hypothesis that a humanistic mission statement would attract more diverse students,” Li said. “In turn, their values and perspectives are injected into the technology that will impact our society.”

To shatter the ceiling: On women in STEM

It is 2016, and the gender disparity in STEM fields gapes pitifully. Industry giants often publish employee demographics on their company websites for the purpose of increasing diversity; examples include the Google Diversity site, which is an admirable effort by Google to shed light on and actively address lack of diversity in the workplace. The…

Feminist, [Cis]Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Transgender and gender-expansive students at Stanford deserve acknowledgement, and especially so in classes that blithely slap “gender” on their course name and fail to critically do the concept justice. As a campus, Stanford must move beyond perception of transgender and gender-expansive people as exotic, overly complex, or unrelatable.