Carrie Diaz Eaton on Equity in Policy Documents

Policymakers often claim to incorporate DEI into policy documents, but how can we test if that’s true?

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Carrie Diaz Eaton on Equity in Policy Documents

Show Notes

Welcome to the very first episode of Carry the Two! We’re the show for people who enjoy discovering hidden elements that impact our lives in the most unexpected ways, and today we’re taking a look at how Carrie Diaz Eaton and colleagues use the tool set of mathematics to reflect on STEM (science, technology, engineering, & mathematics) policy documents. Specifically, Carrie used her mathematical know-how to quantify how a policy document from the National Academies of Science, Medicine, and Engineering was altered between the interim and final report. And, what those changes meant for issues of including diverse audiences in STEM.

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This episode was audio engineered by Tyler Damme.

Music by Blue Dot Sessions.

Special thanks to Carrie Diaz Eaton, the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, the University of Chicago, and the National Science Foundation. The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) is funded by NSF grant DMS-1929348.