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Sullivan Swift Receives Mary Gates Research Scholarship (December 2014)

Sullivan has been awarded the Mary Gates Scholarship for her work in the lab. Congratulations Sullivan!

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Sapna and Sianna mentioned in The Seattle Times article for work on environments (November 2014)

The Seattle Times article "Warm, bright, quiet: Students do best in well-designed classrooms" discussed the importance of classroom design in learning and interest. Sapna and Sianna's work with the UW Computer Science & Engineering department was mentioned as an example of improving classrooms.

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Sapna's work on computer science evironments cited in Smithsonian.com article (October 2014)

In the article "What Happened to All the Women in Computer Science?", Sapna's work on computer science classroom environments effecting female's interest in computer science was cited as a reason for the lack of women in computer science.

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Sapna quoted in Slate's article about gender gaps in STEM (September 2014)

In Slate's article, "The MOOC Gender Gap", Sapna was quoted about her work on stereotypical and non-stereotypical computer science classrooms influencing women's interest in computer science.

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Sapna quoted in Salon article about diversity in tech companies (June 2014)

In Salon's article, "Facebook releases diversity figures: They look a lot like Google's and Yahoo's", Sapna states the importance of representations, role models and mentorship in diversity.

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Ellie Stillwell Presents for the Henry Suzzallo Society (June 2014)

Ellie presented a poster about her work on the underrepresentation of women in computer science to the Henry Suzzallo Society.

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Ellie Stillwell Presents at the Standford Undergraduate Psychology Conference (June 2014)

Ellie presented a poster about on the underrepresentation of women in computer science at the Standford Undergraduate Psychology Conference.

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Ellie Stillwell Receives Undergraduate Travel Award (May 2014)

Ellie recently received an Undergraduate Travel Award from the UW in order to attend the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference.

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Jennifer Wang accepts position at Western Washington University (May 2014)

Previous SIBL graduate student, Jennifer Wang, recently accepted a position at Western Washington University. She'll be teaching at the University of Washington this summer, and beginning at WWU this coming fall.

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Ellie Stillwell Receives Mary Gates Research Scholarship (March 2014)

Ellie has received the Mary Gates Scholarship for her work in the lab. Congratulations Ellie!

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Sapna quoted in SFGate on supporting women in computer science classes (February 2014)

In SFGate's article, "Tech shift: More women in computer science clases", Sapna spoke about the complicated goal of appealing to women in computer science.

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SIBL reseach assistant nominated for Beinecke Scholarship (January 2013)

One of SIBL's research assistants, Savannah, was nominated by the Univeristy of Washington for the Beinecke Scholarship. If selected, she could receive $34,000 for her graduate school education.

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SIBL's research featured in Code.org's Blog (January 2013)

In Hadi Partovi's blog post,"The real reason there aren't more women in tech", he notes how the nerd stereotype can deter women from entering computer science, citing SIBL's research.

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SIBL Contributed to the CS10K Community's Blog (December 2013)

The blog post "How Can Educators Change The Face Of Computer Science?" discusses the importance of classroom environments and role models when encouraging women to pursue computer science. Discussed are how changes to classroom decor and presenting non-stereotypical role models may increase interest among female students.

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SIBL's research featured in NPR's 13.7 cosmos & culture (October 2013)

In the article, "Scientist = Geek Is A Dangerous Equation", research done at SIBL involving invoking the "geek" stereotype in computer sceince is mentioned to support a more neutral way of viewing sceince fields. The article suggests that "coolifying nerdiness" may not increase interest in the field as much as providing role models that do not fit the strict mold of "nerd".

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Sex Roles paper quoted in Wall Street Journal's blog (September 2013)

In Wall Street Journal's blog, Sapna and Caitlin's Sex Roles paper was mentioned in the article "Why Aren't Women Interested in Computer Science?" Sapna explained that media may play a role in discouraging women from entering the field of Computer Science because of the stereotypes portrayed, such as the scientists in "The Big Bang Theory."

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Sapna quoted in Times Union on "nerd" stereotypes and female gender roles. (September 2013)
On timesunion.com, Sapna was quoted in "Bill Nye's Appearance on 'Dancing with the Stars' Is Bad For Science," an article about the "nerd" sterotype in science being perpetuated by the media. Sapna discusses the "nerd" stereotype and female gender roles in relation to a lack of women choosing computer science careers.
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Sapna quoted in WAC Magazine on the importance of social belonging. (September 2013)
In the September 2013 edition of WAC magazine, Sapna was quoted in "Strength in Numbers" an article discussing the advantages of working together. Sapna discusses the importance of belonging, and how that can be acheived by feeling like a part of a group.
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UW features SIBL's recent publication in both UW Today and the UW Alumni Magazine. (August 2013)
Both UW Today and the UW Alumni Magazine contain a feature on SIBL's most recent publication on how media representations can help women get interested in computer science by debunking the stereotypes of the field.
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Sapna quoted in an Aljazeera America's article "You don't look like a math major". (August 2013)
The article, "You don't look like a math major," discusses the underrepresentation of women and people of color in STEM PhD programs, and the steps the MIT is taking to correct this imbalance. The article follows students involved in the MIT Summer Research Program, outlining barriers they have encountered in their experiences in STEM.
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Sapna Interviewed by KIRO about Recent Publication (July 2013)
Sapna was interviewed about her recent publication in Sex Roles. KIRO published an article and segments of the interview online at MyNorthwest.com.
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"The Stereotypical Computer Scientist" Article in the News (June 2013)

Press releases by the UW and Springer have lead to our most recent article, "The Stereotypical Computer Scientist: Gendered Media Representations as a Barrier to Inclusion for Women," receiving media coverage from various news outlets including Popular Science, Geek Wire, Red Orbit, ECN, iStockAnalyst, ITnews, ScienceDaily, and Personal Liberty Digest.

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SIBL has a New Lab Manager (June 2013)

Caitlin Handron has left the position of lab manager in preparation for her graduate career at Stanford. Amanda Montoya, a former SIBL honors student and recent UW graduate, has taken over the position.

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Congratulations to SIBL Members Graduating from UW (June 2013)

Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers Alejandro, Natalie, Amanda, Hyejin, Ricardo, Bridget, Drake, Amia, and Nathasha who graduated with their bachelor's degrees from the University of Washington. You will go on to do great things!

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Oliver Siy Defends Dissertation (June 2013)

Oliver defended his dissertation on the relationship between independent self-construal and colorblind policies. Congratulations Oliver!

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Amanda Montoya Wins 'Guthrie Prize' (June 2013)

SIBL Honors Student Amanda Montoya has been awarded the Guthrie Prize for Best Empirical Paper by the UW Psychology Department. The Guthrie Prize is awarded annually for excellent writing in psychology that is both broad in scope and accessible to the non-specialist.

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Paper Accepted for Publication at Sex Roles (May 2013)

Sex Roles will publish Sapna's article, with co-authors Victoria Plaut, Caitlin Handron, and Lauren Hudson, entitled, "The Stereotypical Computer Scientist: Gendered Media Representations as a Barrier to Inclusion for Women."

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Congratulations to all the SIBL members that have been accepted to graduate school! (May 2013)

Congratulations also to Caitlin Handron, who will be studying Social Psychology at Standford University, Wenwen Ni who will be attending UCLA to study Social Psychology, and Pete Ondish who will be studying Social Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Congrats everyone, best of luck!

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SIBL Presents at the 2013 Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium (May 2013)

Nathasha Soon, Lily Jiang, Alejandro Pena, and Ellie Stillwell presented posters on SIBL's research at the Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium. In addition to the poster presenters, Wenwen Ni and Amanda Montoya gave talks on their research.

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Amanda Montoya Presents at UCLA's Undergraduate Research Conference (May 2013)

Amanda traveled to Los Angeles to present her talk at UCLA's Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference. Congrats Amanda!

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Oliver Siy Wins Distinguished Teaching Award (May 2013)

Oliver has been selected as one of the winners of the 2013 Department of Psychology Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Students.  Congratulations Oliver!

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SIBL Presents at Paws-on-Science (April 2013)

Amanda Montoya, Derek Juel, Lily Jiang, Alejandro Pena, Ellie Stillwell, and Caitlin Handron presented SIBL's research on women and STEM at this year's Paw-on-Science event at the Seattle Pacific Science Center.

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Caitlin Handron Receives the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (March 2013)

Caitlin Handron, who will begin at Stanford University's Social Psychology program in the fall, received the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Caitlin!

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Amanda Montoya's Talk Accepted to UCLA's Undergraduate Research Conference (March 2013)

Amanda has been accepted to give a research talk at UCLA's Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference.Congrats Amanda!

SIBL Presents at the 2013 Wise Conference (March 2013)

Alejandro Pena, Amanda Montoya, Ellie Stillwell, and Wenwen Ni presented the Debunking Stereotypes Workshop at the 2013 Women in Science and Engineering Conference.

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Josh's Symposium Accepted for Presentation at APS (March 2013)

Josh Tabak's symposium, "Beyond Right/Wrong: Novel Approaches to Understanding Accuracy and Consensus in Social Perception” has been accepted for presentation at the 25th APS Annual Convention in May in Washington D.C. Josh is a co-chair with David Lick. Congratulations Josh!

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Oliver Selected as 2013 Summer Hunt Fellow (February 2013)

Oliver has been selected as the 2013 Summer Hunt Fellow. Congratulations Oliver!

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Allison Master Presented at SPSP (January 2013)

Allison presented her research on women in STEM in a symposium titled 'When and Why Women Step Back from Status: The Enduring and Self-Reinforcing Power of Traditional Gender Roles' at this year's annual SPSP conference in New Orleans, LA.

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Amanda Montoya and Wenwen Ni Receive Undergraduate Travel Award (January 2013)

Amanda and Wenwen recently received an Undergraduate Travel Award from the UW in order to attend the SPSP conference in New Orleans, LA.

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SIBL to Host Bone Marrow Registration Drive (January 2013)

SIBL is coordinating a drive to identify potential bone marrow donors. This drive is for a prominent social psychologist, Nalini Ambady, who has had a recurrence of leukemia. The drive will be on Monday January 14th from 11:30 - 4:30 p.m. in By George in the Odegaard Library.

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Oliver Siy Selected for 2013 Career Planning Dinner Series (January 2013)

Oliver has been selected to participate in the 2013 Career Planning Dinner series!

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Amanda Montoya Receives Mary Gates Scholarship (January 2013)

Amanda has received the Mary Gates Scholarship for her work in the lab.Congratulations Amanda!

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Sapna quoted in an article about Black Girls Code, an educational initiative to help young women of color learn about technology. (August 2012)
The article, "Can a Black Girl Be the Next Steve Jobs?," discusses the underrepresentation of women and people of color in technical careers, possible reasons for these disparities, and how programs such as Black Girls Code, which gives young women of color the opportunity to gain experience programming, could be changing these norms.
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Sapna participated in a panel at the Seattle Repertory Theatre for the play "Clybourne Park." (May 2012)
"Clybourne Park" is about race and the gentrification of urban living spaces in Chicago. The panel held a discussion on the major themes of the play and their implications.
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Congratulations to all the SIBL members that have been accepted to graduate school! (May 2012)

Marissa Vichayapai will attend the UW's Master in Social Work program, while Emmerline Wu will be a student of Human Centered Design & Engineering. Glad to have you two close!

Congratulations also to David Bourgin, who will be studying Social Psychology at UC Berkeley, and Lauren Hudson who will also attend UC Berkeley for Law. Finally, Sarah Grover will study Social Psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Congrats everyone, best of luck!

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Wenwen, Oliver, and Sapna posted in Psychology Today! (May 2012)

Congratulations to Wenwen, Oliver and Sapna for their recently authored op-ed on Jeremy Lin and positive stereotypes! Their work was posted in Psychology Today.

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Congratulations to Caitlin for receiving the Psi Chi Regional Research Award (April 2012)

Caitlin received the award for her poster at the recent Western Psychological Association Convention.

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Lab Research Mentioned in Solutions to Recruit Technical Women (April 2012)

Solutions to Recruit Technical Women is a report focused on the recruitment, development, and retention of women leaders in high-tech fields.

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Congratulations to Sarah Grover for Receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (April 2012)

Sarah Grover, who will begin study at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the fall, received the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Sarah!

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Sapna has Accepted the Russell Sage Visiting Scholar Position (March 2012)
The Russell Sage Foundation operates from a center in New York where Visiting Scholars can pursue their research and writing related to the Social or Behavioral Sciences. The position begins September 1st, and runs throuh June 30th.
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Caitlin Nominated for the Timeless Future Award (March 2012)

The Timeless Future Award is a new award offered by the College of Arts & Sciences to recognize graduating students who have made exceptional contributions to the University community.

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Sapna Invited to Give Keynote Address at WISE (February 2012)

Sapna asked to be keynote speaker of the 2012 Women in Computer Science Conference! The conference, which will take place in Seattle, focuses on celebrating women in STEM fields.

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Oliver to Present at SPSP (January 2012)

Oliver will present his research on positive stereotypes in a 5 minute presentation during the data blitz session at this year's annual SPSP conference in San Diego, CA.

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SIBL has a New Lab Manager (January 2012)

Marissa Vichayapai has left the position in order to focus on volunteering and applying to graduate programs in social work. Caitlin Handron, a former SIBL independent researcher and recent UW graduate, has taken over the position.

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Caitlin Receives Undergraduate Travel Award (December 2011)

Caitlin recently received an Undergraduate Travel Award from UW in order to attend the SPSP conference in San Diego, CA.

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Josh Receives Travel Award (November 2011)

Josh recently received the SPSP Diversity Fund Travel Award for 2011, which will allow him to attend the annual conference in San Diego, CA.

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Debunking Stereotypes Workshop Featured in UW Outreach Newsletter (July 2011)

The summer edition of the UW Outreach Newsletter features a summary of SIBL's work on the Debunking Stereotypes workshop.

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Phi Beta Kappa Awarded to Caitlin Handron (June 2011)

Congratulations to Caitlin Handron for receiving an invitation to join Phi Beta Kappa.

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Amanda Wins 'Guthrie Prize' (June 2011)

SIBL Honors RA Amanda Tose has been awarded the Guthrie Prize by the UW Psychology Department. The Guthrie Prize is awarded annually for excellent writing in psychology that is both broad in scope and accessible to the non-specialist. Congratulations Amanda!

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'Fitting In' APS Article in the News (May 2011)

"Fitting In but Getting Fat: Identity Threat and Dietary Choices among U.S. Immigrant Groups" has been receiving media coverage from various news outlets including MSNBC, The New York Times, Breitbart, The Boston Globe, AFP, The Telegraph, and US News & World Report.

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SIBL Research Featured in Georgetown Independent (May 2011)

A Georgetown Independent article summarizing a lecture given by Sapna on the role of environmental factors in influencing women's interest in computer science has just hit the web.

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Lauren Receives Nomination for Dean's Medal (May 2011)

SIBL Honors RA Lauren Hudson has been nominated by the UW Psychology Department for the 2011 Dean's Medal. The Dean's Medal is presented annually to a single outstanding student from each of the College’s four divisions. Selection is based on outstanding scholarship and letters of recommendation. Congratulations Lauren!

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Sapna Selected as 2011 Named Honoree by American Association of University Women (May 2011)

Dr. Cheryan has been selected by the Seattle Branch of the AAUW to be a 2011 Named Honoree. In honor of her efforts to achieve equity for women and girls within the sciences, $500 has been donated in her name to the national AAUW organization.

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Research Featured in New National Center for Women and IT Promising Practices Sheet (April 2011)

A new promising practices brochure has been released by NCWIT featuring SIBL's research on environmental cues and their effects on women's participation in computer science.

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Sarah Grover's Talk Accepted to UCLA's Undergraduate Research Conference (March 2011)

Sarah has been accepted to give 1 of 20 research talks at UCLA's Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference.

Role Models Paper Accepted for Publication in Social Psychological and Personality Science (March 2011)

Social Psychological and Personality Science will publish "Do Female and Male Role Models Who Embody STEM Stereotypes Hinder Women’s Anticipated Success in STEM?", written by Sapna Cheryan, Oliver Siy, Marissa Vichayapai, Ben Drury, and Saenam Kim.

Ben and Oliver Admitted to SISP Hosted by Princeton (March 2011)

Ben Drury and Oliver Siy have been admitted to the 2011 Summer Institute in Social Psychology (SISP) hosted by Princeton University.

Paper Accepted for Publication in Psychological Science (February 2011)

Psychological Science will publish Sapna's article, with co-authors Maya D. Guendelman and Benoit Monin, entitled, "Fitting in but getting fat: Identity threat as an explanation for dietary decline among U.S. immigrant groups."

Ben and Josh win travel award from GPSS (February 2011)

Ben Drury and Joshua Tabak have been awarded a travel stipend from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS). Joshua recently used the award to defray the costs of attending the Meeting on Opportunities and Challenges in Social Neuroscience in Utrecht, the Netherlands in March 2011.

Virtual Environments Paper Accepted for Publication (February 2011)

Computers & Education will publish Sapna's article, co-authored with Andrew Meltzoff and Shannon Kim, entitled, "Classrooms Matter: The Design of Virtual Classrooms Influences Gender Disparities in Computer Science Classes."

Sapna presenting at the Edwards Psychology Lecture Series (February 2011)

Sapna will be speaking at the UW’s sixth annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series on February 16th. We hope you will come and listen to Sapna's talk on diversity. You can find more information about it here.

Sarah Grover Receives AAUW Travel Scholarship (January 2011)

Sarah Grover, SIBL research assistant, has been awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Travel Scholarship to attend the National Conference for College Student Leaders.

Lauren Hudson Receives Mary Gates Scholarship (January 2011)

Lauren Hudson has received the Mary Gates Scholarship for her work in the lab.

Sapna and PEERs featured in UW Today (November 2010)

Sapna and the PEERs (Promoting Equity in Engineering Relationships) Program were featured in an article in UW Today about Diversity in the College of Engineering.

Lauren Hudson receives REU Supplement! (August 2010)

Lauren Hudson and Sapna were awarded an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) award from the NSF. This opportunity pays for Lauren to work in the lab part-time for the duration of the 2010-2011 school year. Lauren will be continuing her work on her honors thesis and also helping out with many other projects. Congrats Lauren!

SIBL Launches Its First Blog! (August 2010)

Ever wonder what SIBL thinks about Computer Engineer Barbie? Well now you can find out by visiting our newly started blog titled, Decoded: The Truth About Computer Science. The blog is dedicated to our line of CS related research questions. There will be additional posts written by various research assistants in the next few months so be sure to check in frequently. We would also love to know what you think as well, so feel free to comment and share your thoughts!

Sapna Quoted in a News Clip (June 2010)

Sapna quoted in The Boston Globe article Program Makes Math Easy as 1, 2, 3.

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Ben Drury Receives Summer 2010 ALCOR Graduate Fellowship (June 2010)

The ALCOR Fellowship will allow funding for Ben to continue his research during the Summer.

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Josh Newson Receives Abraham Scholarship (May 2010)

The scholarship is an international education fellowship focused on developing future leaders which will allow Josh to study  for the year at Machon Yaakov, a yeshiva in Jerusalem.

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Sapna Receives the UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (May 2010)

Sapna was one of six faculty and postdoctoral mentors who was honored this year at the UW's Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Sapna Receives Additional Media Coverage (April 2010)

Sapna was quoted in New York Times article Out of the Loop in Silicon Valley on women and technology.

Sapna Presents at TEDxSeattle (April 2010)

At TEDxSeattle, a conference that brings leaders from diverse fields together to discuss social development mediated by technology, Sapna was featured for her talk in Stereotypes as Gatekeepers. Click here to view her talk on youtube.

NSF Honors Joshua Tabak (April 2010)

Joshua, a first year graduate student, receives one of the highly coveted NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Congratulations to Josh!

Sapna Featured on the King 5 New Day Northwest Show (March 2010)
Check out the Girls in Sports segment on King 5 New Day Northwest Show which features Sapna.
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Phi Beta Kappa Awarded to Honors Students (March 2010)
Congratulations to Juhn Tse and Lauren Hudson for receiving invitations to join Phi Beta Kappa.
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Former Research Assistants Accepted to Graduate School (March 2010)
Congratulations to Shannon Kim, Wen Liu, John Rohrbach and Linda Le for getting into graduate schools! SIBL wishes you the best of luck and is looking forward to your future publications.
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Sapna Receives Additional Media Coverage on her Research About Women and Computer Science (January 2010)
Read about Sapna's work on Ambient Belonging, published in the December 2009 issue of JPSP, in the Boston Globe, The Daily of University of Washington, APA Monitor, Inside Higher Education, and Society of Women Engineers Magazine.
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Juhn Tse and Josh Newson Receive Mary Gates Scholarships (December 2009)

Juhn Tse and Josh Newson, both senior honors students, both receive coveted Mary Gates Scholarships for their work in the lab!

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Sapna's Research on Women and Computer Science Receives Media Coverage (December 2009)

Sapna's work on Ambient Belonging, published in the December 2009 issue of JPSP, has caught the attention of an array of media outlets including NPR, Discovery News, Wired, MSNBC, and Science News.

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Josh N. Receives Support from College of Arts & Sciences (December 2009)

The College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Award Program awards Josh Newson with one of its most prestigious grants to support his senior honors research.

Oliver Receives Travel Award (November 2009)

J. Oliver Siy receives the SPSP Diversity Fund Travel Award for 2010, which allows him to attend a conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Research on Explaining Women's Underrepresentation in Computer Science Featured in Science Notes (August 2009)

UC Santa Cruz article Of Geeks and Girls describes our work on how stereotypical environments can lead women to feel that they do not belong in the field of computer science.

NSF Honors Oliver Siy and Ben Drury (May 2009)

Oliver Siy receives one of the highly coveted NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, while Ben Drury receives an Honorable Mention from NSF. Congrats to them both!

Sapna Cheryan Receives NSF CAREER Grant (April 2009)

NSF awards Sapna with a Faculty Early Research Grant, NSF's most prestigious award given to junior faculty, to support her work on gender and computer science.

Sapna Cheryan Receives an NSF I3 Grant (April 2009)

NSF awards Sapna and co-PIs Phyllis Wise, Eve Risken, Joyce Yen, and Sheryl Burgstahler with a 5-year grant to implement programs to positively impact the climate in engineering. Click here for more information about the grant.

Sapna Cheryan's Ambient Belonging Paper Accepted for Publication at JPSP (April 2009)

JPSP will publish Sapna's article, with Vicky Plaut, Paul Davies, and Claude Steele as co-authors, entitled, "Ambient Belonging: How Stereotypical Cues Impact Gender Participation in Computer Science."

Ben Drury and Sapna Cheryan's Paper Accepted for Publication at JESP (February 2009)

JESP accepts our article, written in collaboration with Cheryl Kaiser, Kerry Spalding, and Laurie O'Brien, entitled, "The Ironic Consequences of Obama's Election: Decreased Support for Social Justice."

SIBL Has a New Lab Manager! (January 2009)

Marissa Vichayapai, a former RA in SIBL, accepts a permanent position as SIBL's lab manager. Thank you Marissa!

Amanda Tose and Josh Newson Receive Mary Gates Scholarships (November 2008)

Amanda Tose, a sophomore RA, and Josh Newson, a junior honors student, both receive coveted Mary Gates Scholarships for their work in the lab!

Sapna Cheryan Receives an IESUS Grant (May 2008)

UW Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States awards Sapna a grant to investigate how identity denial among Asian Americans may influence their dietary habits.

Sapna Cheryan Received a RRF Grant (June 2008)

UW Royalty Research Fund awards Sapna a grant to study the influence of role models on women's interest in computer science.

Research on Explaining Women's Underrepresentation featured on NPR (April 2008)

The NPR show, To the Best of Our Knowledge features a story called 'Prototypes as Gatekeepers' on our work on how the image of computer science can be detrimental to women's participation.

 

 
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