Social justice warriors hit engineering

The way thing are going, they might even succeed. From Rod Dreher at American Conservative:

Having all but ruined humanities education, the Social Justice Warriors now turn to the STEM fields. Purdue University has hired Donna Riley as its new head of its School of Engineering Education. Here’s an excerpt from Prof. Riley’s biography page at Smith College, where she taught for 13 years:

My scholarship currently focuses on applying liberative pedagogies in engineering education, leveraging best practices from women’s studies and ethnic studies to engage students in creating a democratic classroom that encourages all voices. In 2005 I received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to support this work, which includes developing, implementing, and assessing curricular and pedagogical innovations based on liberative pedagogies and student input at Smith, and understanding how students at Smith conceptualize their identities as engineers. I seek as an engineering educator to be part of a paradigm shift that these pedagogies demand, repositioning concerns about diversity in science and engineering from superficial measures of equity as headcounts, to addressing justice and the genuine engagement of all students as core educational challenges. More.

This is what happens when scientists come to believe that consciousness is an illusion and objectivity is sexist.

A friend notes that this trend will spread like a skin disease through the ranks of the people marchin’, marchin’ for science. Demanding more and more funding for less and less science. Convinced that the doubts they keep running into are merely prejudice…

See also: Objectivity is sexist.

ID has sexual politics?

“hate science”

A scientist on the benefits of post-fact science


Marchin’, marchin’ for Science (Hint: the problems are back at your desk, not out in the streets)

  • Mark K

    Its ok because when pedagogically perfect Purdue designed bridges collapse, the media will find some conservatives to blame it on.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “Liberation engineering” will kill people, and BillyHW is the Cassandra prophet of our time.

  • The Butterfly

    It’s funny because it’s true.

    • Clink9


  • tom_billesley

    … so many wasted years studying and practicing engineering, when I could have been learning to conceptualize my identity as an engineer…….(sigh).

    • WalterBannon

      Wait till we reach peak technology in a few generations and things start breaking down and they no longer understand how to fix them…

      What do they call it when a species flushes its evolutionary edge down the toilet? Extinction.

  • UCSPanther

    The Social Justice cult: Making STEM and medical degrees from our universities just as useless as ones from universities in Cuba and North Korea…

  • frame_away

    Oswald Spengler ghost is hanging somewhere around with his prediction that all sciences will refer to human behavior and in by year 2200 people will wonder why would anyone in the past bothered with writing and reading.

  • frame_away

    Universities are outdated and costly structure to transfer knowledge, anyway.

  • Clink9

    Is it sexist to sue the shit out of them when what they build falls down?

  • mauser 98

    1/2 ” bolt for that airplane wing.?..naa thats homophobic.. …use a 3/8″

  • mauser 98

    …………Donna Riley twitter handle

  • Hard Little Machine

    No one said that any Americans ever have to employable in the modern world. At all. If in 30 years it turns out all our STEM grads are worthless, we’ll find other STEM grads. I really don’t care anymore.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    Alright you Engineers with money who donate, if she isn’t gone, your money is.