"Weed out classes" are designed to separate the wheat (serious STEM students) from the chaff (casuals), but evidence suggests they may be keeping people of color out of the field. https://t.co/CFBa5QUOhQ
@nytimes It’s a bad idea historically and from the perspective of neuroplasticity. Failure is necessary to evaluate whether you really care. Many STEM students care only about the image associated with the field and can’t think outside the box to invent new disciplines or techniques.