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UH Professor Helps Address Female Representation in Fellow Awards

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Rashda Khan

Jacinta Conrad, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, coauthored an editorial titled “For She’s a Jolly Good Fellow?” published in April in the Back Page section of the American Physical Society (APS) News.

The authors examined three years of data to pen the editorial about the underrepresentation of women and other groups in Fellow selections. The editorial wraps up with a series of recommended actions to address issues and improve representation.

Her coauthors are: Kerstin Nordstrom of Mount Holyoke College, Karen Daniels of North Carolina State University and Jennifer Ross of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The Back Page is a forum for member commentary and opinion. APS, founded in 1899, is a nonprofit professional organization with the mission to advance knowledge of physics. It has more than 54,000 members.

Read the full editorial at: https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201804/backpage.cfm

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