Advancing antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion in STEMM organizations
Highlights from the National Academies report "Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations: Beyond Broadening Participation"
Every individual, regardless of race, ethnicity or country of origin, deserves the opportunity to pursue an education or career in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in a welcoming, supportive and antiracist environment. Yet, despite considerable investments to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in STEMM organizations, substantial barriers continue to produce systematically inequitable opportunities and outcomes. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine developed a consensus report, titled "", that synthesizes the existing body of research on antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion (ADEI) in STEMM organizations and provides guidance and a set of recommendations for stakeholders across the STEMM enterprise to build ADEI into existing systems.
Join us to explore the report's key takeaways and their relevance to graduate students and postdocs. This webinar features study author Julie Posselt and study editor Emily Vargas and is moderated by Teresita Padilla–Benavides, assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at Wesleyan University and member of 50業子’s Maximizing Access Committee (MAC).
This webinar was co-organized by scientific societies committed to enhancing the professional development of early-career scientists. The event was hosted by the 50業子 Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with media partners 50業子 Chemical Society, 50業子 Geophysical Union, 50業子 Physical Society, 50業子 Society for Cell Biology and Professional Development Hub.
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Teresita Padilla–Benavides, moderator
Assistant professor, Wesleyan University
Julie R. Posselt
Associate dean and associate professor, University of Southern California Graduate School
Program officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Who should watch
- Faculty members, administrators and staff from universities, colleges and research institutions interested in fostering a more inclusive learning and research environment.
- Undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows pursuing education and careers in STEMM fields who want to contribute to a more equitable and diverse STEMM community.
- Representatives from companies, research organizations, nonprofits and governmental agencies engaged in STEMM-related activities, looking to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations.
- Individuals responsible for diversity and inclusion initiatives within STEMM organizations who seek insights and strategies for creating more inclusive environments.
- Educators and trainers involved in designing and delivering educational programs, workshops and training sessions for STEMM professionals, with an interest in integrating antiracism and diversity principles into their content.
- Explain the systemic barriers and challenges that have historically led to inequitable opportunities and outcomes in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) fields, including the role of race, ethnicity and country of origin.
- Understand the concept of antiracism and its application within STEMM organizations.
- Evaluate and implement actionable recommendations provided in the consensus report to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within STEMM organizations.