This interactive workshop will present essential elements of promoting diversity and inclusion for graduate students and postdocs in the STEM disciplines. We will address different modes to promoting diversity and inclusion, and discuss why some common modes are actually ineffective. You will also have opportunities to reflect on your own social identities and privileges, and to discuss them with your peers. This session will extend beyond the introductory Diversity 101 session from the fall orientation, but prior attendance at the Diversity 101 session is not required. Practical activities in which you can participate will also be shared.
* Date and Time: Monday, April 16 at 11:30am – 1pm* Location: Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) 3001* Invited attendees: Graduate students and postdocs in the STEM disciplines
Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP so that we can plan for the food, and plan for the group discussions.
FacilitatorSteve Lee is the Graduate Diversity Officer for the STEM Disciplines at UC Davis. His work focuses on strengthening graduate education through diversity, by increasing the recruitment and retention of graduate students and postdocs from underrepresented minority groups. His passion is to translate cross-disciplinary research into evidence-based activities for professional development, covering topics such mentoring, oral and written communication skills, self-assessment, career-planning, leadership, and diversity in higher education. Previously, he was the assistant director for a graduate diversity program at Northwestern University, and served on the faculty at Roosevelt University and Wheaton College. He earned a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and BS in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.