Fermilab’s Inclusivity Journal Club seeks answers to difficult social questions in science. A typical meeting includes physicists and postdoctoral researchers as well as non-science staff; students are also welcome to attend. Members read and discuss reports and peer-reviewed papers that address issues such as sexual harassment, implicit bias and best practices for expanding inclusivity.
Biases, conscious or unconscious, are learned social stereotypes that have real effects in the workplace. In an effort to provide Fermilab employees and users with practical tools and resources that interrupt bias and promote workplace inclusion, we are holding a new unconscious-bias training series throughout 2019.
From Daily Herald, Nov. 7, 2018: Fermilab’s innovative VetTech program began when Fermilab approached the College of DuPage about hiring student veterans in such fields as engineering, computers, automotive service, manufacturing and HVACR for full-time paid internships.
Diversity and Inclusion: How to Actively Engage by Dr. Jesús Pando, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, DePaul University Location: Ramsey Auditorium Seminar: 12-12:50 pm Discussion: 12:50-1:10 pm Food served at 11:30 am outside the auditorium Live stream available at: http://vms.fnal.gov/asset/livevideo