This case is really very interesting. The judge made an extremely strange finding, that Mr. Kreipke was guilty of 23 instances of unintentional, recklessness. He did this because of a mistake made by the government’s attorney. She failed to establish the credentials of the government’s scientist/investigator. The judge then threw out all of the scientist/investigator’s work and made findings of his own without regard to the professional research misconduct investigator. This was a lucky break for Kreipke, because the PROFESSIONALS found that he committed more than 60 acts of WILLFUL misconduct. I’ve looked at the materials that are available (and I’m a professional brain injury scientist/physician). There’s zero doubt that Kreipke was guilty of all the government claimed.
I think that your blog post was really helpful to give more insight into the engineering field because I also have a lot of friends that early on switched away from engineering. I think you bring up great ways to increase more interest into the engineering field and I believe that could also be important in across multiple fields. I know I was always told to get involved with my major for clubs or other activities and I think that part is very crucial not only to be successful in the field, but you meet new people and network with others that want to do what you want to do. I agree that working in these activities into your schedule will help boost confidence levels of the students with lack of confidence.
That graphic is powerful. Coming from an agricultural science field I completely agree that there is a lack of diversity in the sciences especially at the graduate level. I think universities could make a bigger societal change if they would hire and train a more diverse population.
Dude! Awesome stuff. Please keep writing more things like this. I really like the fact you went so in depth on this and really explored the topic as much as you did. I read a lot of blogs but usually, it’s pretty shallow content. Thanks for upping the game here!
Hi Jap, thank you for your blog! When looking into “intersectionality” I also stumbled upon this video and found it helpful. I really appreciated your comment, “intersectionality issues cannot be looked at from 2 different angles”. I agree with that statement. Now that I understand intersectionality, separating issues is where we seem to get into trouble. I also found the quote by Torres to be hopeful. I hope as time continues and more people learn about intersectionality, they will have a similar mindset and stop separating issues of oppression.
Sam, your thoughts are quite interesting and I love your ideas for implementing intersectionality in the workplace. I also think that department faculty/staff should also be involved in the diversity course. As students, we are supposed to learn from our professors and “higher-ups” (I do believe there are times when they can learn from us), so if the professors have a great idea of what diversity includes and how to start the conversation, I think it would be a lot easier for the younger generations to also accept these ideas as fact. For your last bullet point, maybe in the first lecture, use the first few slides to introduce the basic ideas that we have learned in this class and establish your devotion to maintaining an inclusive environment as the semester progresses. Just a thought. I know I would appreciate a professor that dedicated even just 5 minutes of their lecture time to ensuring that everyone in the class is welcome to be there and that they will be respected, no matter their identity or background.
Thank you Sam for your honest discourse on the topic. I do think framing is very important to convey the message and provide more context for better understanding. The media does have a significant influence on how we perceive situations and we have to view news with a grain of salt. However, I believe Kimberlé was generally speaking from a place where she sees systemic injustices perpetuating due to a person’s known identities. Maybe the use or kind of force used is excessive in these particular situations. I appreciate your examples for applying intersectionality in the workplace and I most definitely agree with you that more awareness and education around the topic is critical.
I think you raise a good and difficult to digest point. I would love to talk more about it in class.