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Nilanjana Dasgupta’s research Research Cited in the Boston Globe

CRF Family Research Scholar Nilanjana Dasgupta’s research on women and girls in STEM fields was recently featured in the Boston Globe, sharing the results and outcomes from UMass Amherst Implicit Social Cognition Lab. Dasgupta’s research provides tangible solutions that are proven to help marginalized individuals find their place in STEM classrooms. These solutions, called social vaccines, include near-peer mentors and extra attention from educators at transitional moments in an academic career. The work at the lab found that near-peer mentorships, meeting with an older, same-gendered student in the same field, has high success rates at promoting a sense of belonging and community for these students. Read the whole article here.