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Event speakers: Tracy Johnson, Tyrone B. Hayes, Paul Barber

Beyond Diversity: Building A Culture of Inclusion in STEM Education

Special Event | April 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

Tracy L. Johnson, Ph.D., Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, UCLA

Paul Barber, Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

Tyrone B. Hayes, Ph.D., Department of Integrative Biology, UCB

College of Division of Biological Sciences Letters & Science

A lecture and panel discussion (3:30-5:00 pm) followed by a reception (after 5 pm).

The greatest population growth in the US is happening in precisely the populations that remain profoundly underrepresented in the sciences. It is clear that the long-term vitality of the scientific enterprise in the US is dependent on preparing a broader population of young people to be the scientific leaders of tomorrow. In the University of California, which recruits some of the most promising students in the state and produces many of the nation’s leaders in the fields of science and technology, it is imperative that we examine closely our role in disrupting the current trends in who pursues and excels in science.

Professor Tracy Johnson shares the approaches being taken at the University of California, Los Angeles to reverse the gaps in STEM enrollment and persistence, not only by implementing “interventions” that support student success, but also by examining closely the type of learning environments we are creating for students. The results suggest that it is time to move beyond discussions of student “diversity” to creating a culture of inclusion for students in the sciences.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion “Stasis and Change: Integrative Approaches to Catalyzing and Inclusive STEM Culture” led by Professor Tyrone Hayes and featuring Professors Tracy Johnson and Paul Barber. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Event is free. We ask that people RSVP if they would like to attend.

Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences

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