Increasing Equity and Diversity in the STEM Workforce: Issues and Strategies

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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In this webinar, participants will gain a better understanding of the issues that impede efforts to diversify the STEM workforce and learn strategies that can promote equity, fairness, and diversity in their programs and professional interactions as role models. Dr. Kimberly Tanner, Director of the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory (SEPAL), will present findings from research on why talented individuals leave the biological sciences, as well as examples of successful efforts and problematic attempts towards diversifying the biological sciences. Kimberly Bryant, Founder of BlackGirlsCode, will present information on the racial and socioeconomic digital divide and resources for computer science programs.

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