Diversity in STEM and Best Practices to Improve It

Monday, March 11, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Megan J. Cordill, Erich Schmid Institute; Matthew Korey, Purdue University; Jessica A. Krogstad, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Panthea Sepehrband, Santa Clara University
Henry B. González Convention Center, Room 301B

Building and sustaining a diverse working group is a proven pathway to success, often resulting in increased product output, implementation of more efficient solutions, and development of more creative, innovative, and profitable ideas. In this full-day symposium, experts from the front lines of the professional community will share strategies, experiences, and insights into developing a more inclusive work and educational environment that leverages the strengths of all a diverse workforce can potentially offer.

Featured Speakers

Angus Wilkinson, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Presentation Title: "An Approach to Promote Equality and Diversity in a University Materials Department"

Andrea Hodge, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Presentation Title: "Diversity in STEM: Retention, Graduation and Beyond"

Jessica Krogstad, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Presentation Title: "Best Practices for Promoting Diversity in STEM through Outreach"

Carolyn Hansson, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Presentation Title: "Half a Century of Diversifying TMS"

Isabella Van Rooyen, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, USA
Presentation Title: "Navigate an Exciting STEM Career Journey through Diversity"

Asheley Blackford, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, USA
Presentation Title: "The Minority Leaders Research Collaboration Program at the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate: Overview, Experiences, and Lessons Learned"

Jonathan Madison, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Presentation Title: "TMS Summits on Diversity: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here?"

Roberta Beal, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA
Presentation Title: "The Complexities of Being LGBTQ+ In the Workplace"

K. Cunningham, ATI Specialty Alloys & Components, Albany, OR, USA
Presentation Title: "T Time: How to Welcome and Support People of All Genders"

Thomas Reeve, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Presentation Title: "Coming Out in STEM"