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Oct 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Study: Asian American Women in STEM Held Back by Stereotypes

Study: Asian American Women in STEM Held Back by Stereotypes

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 
“Asian people are good at science”.
 
One might assume that the so-called “model minority” faces no discrimination in the workplace. However, in a white paper from UC Hastings School of Law by Joan William, Rachel M. Korn, and Su Li, this stereotype is challenged.  Asian women in … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sep 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Modern Day Sweat Shops Prey on Aspiring Tech Workers from India

Modern Day Sweat Shops Prey on Aspiring Tech Workers from India

posted by Louis Chan

Optional Practical Training University of MissouriBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

When you hear the words body shop, you likely think of workers in overalls restoring your car to its original physical condition.

For thousands of mostly Indian workers, body shops may be the equivalent of the modern day sweatshop. They are employers who may be taking advantage of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Diverse Team Creates App to Help End Child Hunger in Schools

Diverse Team Creates App to Help End Child Hunger in Schools

posted by Brittney Le

Team FigBy Brittney Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

A slice of cheese and bread – does that sound like a decent school lunch to you? Child hunger in schools is prevalent but not given enough attention; people may think that because these kids go home at the end of the day to their families, these families can … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Doug Baldwin Flies to England for Stem Cell Therapy

Doug Baldwin Flies to England for Stem Cell Therapy

posted by Linda Yang
Doug Baldwin

Doug Baldwin

Seattle Seahawks’ receiver Doug Baldwin is the latest NFL player to treat his aches and pains with a new, unproven treatment.
 
The all-pro former Super Bowl champ flew over to England before the season started to partake in stem-cell therapy.The treatment was a “pre-emptive, preventative treatment to maintain healthy knees” according to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 11, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Women in STEM; MIT Team Invent Text-to-Braille Converter

Women in STEM; MIT Team Invent Text-to-Braille Converter

posted by Randall
Team Tactile

Team Tactile, from left: Chandani Doshi, Jialin Shi, Bonnie Wang, Charlene Xia, Tania Yu and Grace Li.

By Ed Diokno

Six Asian American students from MIT won a student technology competition by designing and building a device that translates the written word into braille – in just 15 hours.

The tight-knit friends, known as Team … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Time: Vietnamese Engineering Student Extinguishes Fire With Sound

posted by Jason Fong

fireEngineering students Viet Tran and Seth Robertson have recently invented a fire extinguisher that can put out blazes by using sound waves, according to Time Magazine. What started out as a senior research product has developed into a working device with much practical use.

Tran cited several potential uses for the device, which included … Read more

Blogs

Mar 26, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Think Progress: Asian American Women Face Additional Barriers in Silicon Valley

Think Progress: Asian American Women Face Additional Barriers in Silicon Valley

posted by Randall

Silicon ValleyThree high profile discrimination cases against three separate companies have been filed by Asian American women in Silicon Valley.

This may not be a coincidence, according to a story in Think Progress.

The latest to file a case is Tina Huang who is seeking class action status in her discrimination case against Twitter. Huang … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 26, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Mashable: Gender Bias Overwhelming for Women of Color in STEM Research

Mashable: Gender Bias Overwhelming for Women of Color in STEM Research

posted by Randall

STEMGender bias against women of color in STEM research is overwhelming, according to a study just released by the University of California’s Hasting College of Law, reports Mashable (photo by US Army Corp of Engineers).

One hundred percent of minority women surveyed report experiencing gender bias versus 93 percent of white women surveyed.

Asian … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Huff Post: Asian American college grads more likely to be unemployed

Huff Post: Asian American college grads more likely to be unemployed

posted by Randall

Graduation A new survey of college graduates from 2008 found Asian American college grads along with blacks are the most likely to be unemployed, reports the Huff Post.

Out of the 17,000 college grads questions, 11.9 percent of the Asian Americans surveyed said they were unemployed followed by 11.8 percent of blacks.

Next are Hispanics … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 9, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Fashion & Style: Miss America deals with generational challenges of being Indian in America

Fashion & Style: Miss America deals with generational challenges of being Indian in America

posted by Randall

Nina Davuluri Bollywood routineNina Davuluri has had to answer questions no other Miss America has ever dealt with.

Being the first Indian American Miss America is a source of pride for her, and a distinction she fully embraces.

Fashion & Style reports she’s answered questions about arranged marriages, cow worship and the meaning of “red dots on foreheads.” … Read more

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