Strengthening STEM through Diversity
You can register for this event (limited to 150 attendees) and RSVP to the Facebook event. We, in partnership with the Graduate School, are excited to announce a collaborative summit taking place on Saturday, October 8th, 2016; 8:30 AM ~ 5 PM titled "Strengthening STEM through Diversity." The event aims to bring together students, staff, and faculty in STEM-related fields in order to address the needs, challenges, and successes of underrepresented or minoritized members of these fields. The events of the day will include plenary talks, a panel of student leaders in STEM diversity RSOs, and a workshop with the goal of designing an action plan for future support of diversity in STEM. The event aims to bring together students, staff, and faculty in STEM-related fields in order to address the needs, challenges, and successes of people in these fields who are underrepresented or minoritized due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, or disability.
The goals of the event are as follows. 1. To identify the challenges to diversifying STEM and the needs of underrepresented students and determine actionable solutions. 2. To build community for, generate networking opportunities among, and spotlight the value of diverse and underrepresented students in STEM. 3. To determine best practices for the recruitment, mentorship, and graduation of underrepresented students; identify the means to implement them; and identify ways to distribute this information to those who will benefit from it.