We featured Audrey Ha during the last school year (2018-2019), when she carried out a behavioral science analysis undertaking on fostering racial tolerance in U.S. excessive colleges and gained first place on the California Science and Engineering Truthful. This faculty yr (2019-2020) she carried out Section 2, which was a global examine analyzing how racial biases change after individuals view race-related statistical knowledge.
Audrey offered her analysis on the Golden Gate STEM Truthful in March and earned first place in the highschool behavioral science part and the USAID Science Champion Award.
“I created a web-based survey, and 1,313 individuals of all ages from six continents and 70 nations participated,” she emails. “I emailed over 600 worldwide faculty principals and college sociology school to realize survey individuals worldwide, and created social media accounts on Instagram and Twitter to share the survey hyperlink.
“After working evaluation on the survey knowledge, the outcomes confirmed that worldwide, 10-15 year-olds have been most open to race-related statistical knowledge that contradicted their earlier biases. The best age-range for tolerance training was 14-15 year-olds in additional racially various areas, and 10-13 in much less various areas. General prejudice decreased in all continents after the individuals seen statistical info, together with individuals in areas with much less racial variety.”
Utilizing the insights gained from the examine, Audrey, who attends Menlo-Atherton Excessive College, developed a cellular software World Culture Deck and published it on the App Store to assist college students study extra about varied cultures worldwide. The app accommodates classes and content material on conventional clothes, artwork, music, and enjoyable information about nations and teams all over the world.
Photograph courtesy of Audrey Ha
— to inmenlo.com