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One of QSIDE’s focus areas is diversity and inclusion in art. Our work, which was covered extensively in the press, shows that among artists whose works are held in the catalogs of major U.S. museums, 85% are white and 87% men. As an outgrowth of that work, QSIDE affiliates participated in a datathon at the National…

Achievement unlocked

We did it! Much, much faster than expected, QSIDE has officially become a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

Coffee and gender diversity

Here at QSIDE, we wake up early, drink coffee, and write these: Hi organizers [of a one-day conference], Thanks so much for organizing this event. I know it takes a lot of work to pull it off. I do want to bring up one concern. If I am wrong in my assessment, please forgive me…

A diversity fairy tale

Once upon a time, Jude Higdon had a baby girl who, after a few years, grew into a happy, healthy preschooler. Jude thought a lot about what might be possible for his daughter in life, and in doing so, he was deeply concerned by the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields. He wanted to tell…

Our focus is not STEM pedagogy, and yet…

QSIDE is about using quantitative approaches to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, not about inclusive STEM pedagogy (though that could fall under the umbrella of our mission). Still, once in a while, I see a great example of inclusion in math classrooms and can’t resist sharing. Especially when it’s from my own 10 year old,…

New website!

Welcome to QSIDE’s website, 2.0. We’ve redone the website to highlight our mission and our activities. You might be especially interested to read our What We Do mission statement, as well as see our activities in the areas of capacity building, research, data transparency, and action partnerships. Finally, don’t forget to donate! We are grateful…

Diversity on Display at National Gallery of Art

QSIDE affiliates participated in a datathon at the National Gallery of Art (NGA). Our work looks at 110,000 objects in the NGA’s collection and maps them spatiotemporally in the museum, enabling one to assess museum visitors’ experience of gender representation and racial/ethnic representation, in terms of whose works are on the wall. Brianna Heggeseth created an interactive…