Prior to beginning work on this discussion, review this weeks readings, guidance, and announcements. Reflect on what you found interesting, surprising, or confusing. This discussion forum is an opportunity for you to explore topics that interest you, share critical insights and questions that you are working with, share your struggles and triumphs, and discuss difficulties that may have arisen this week. Your initial post should describe your experiences in the course this past week, prompting further discussion. Address at least two of the following questions: Was there anything that caused you to view the world around you differently or examine a topic from a different perspective? What struck you in particular as you explored the course materials this week? Do you have questions that your classmates might be able to help you with? (If you have a question for the instructor, be sure to contact your instructor via email). Part of having the growth mindset, which we talked about in the Post Your Introduction forum, is to learn from the feedback and critiques you get from your instructor and classmates. Review your feedback on the Women in Science and Demographic Mapping Discussion in Week 3. How will you incorporate your instructors comments on this weeks discussion? (If you have a specific question about your feedback, be sure to contact your instructor via email).