diversity and inclusion

In celebration of National Engineers Week, Fermilab welcomes entrepreneur Dr. Kimberly Moore, founder and president of Chicago-based KDM Engineering and the nonprofit organization, Calculated Genius.   When:   Friday, February 24, 2023 1:00 – 2:30 pm CST Where:  Ramsey Auditorium (hybrid)   Moore will share her education and career journey to entrepreneurship, challenges she faced along the way and the impact her mentors had in fueling her desire to build her own engineering firm. There will be opportunity for Q&A. KDM…

Fermilab’s African American/Black Association, Women’s Initiative and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are excited to co-sponsor a two-part event to help honor Black History Month. The first event is a book club discussion of “A Black Woman’s Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor: Lessons about Race, Class, and Gender in America,” by Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke. The event will be on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from noon-1 p.m. CST. To register, click here (Services log-in required). The second event will feature…

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m., the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the African American/Black Association will honor Black History Month by hosting a virtual presentation by James Howard, Executive Director of Black Inventors Hall of Fame Museum. Howard will give a presentation focused on the importance of the museum and showcase some of the inventors. It will also include a virtual walk-through of the museum and a Q&A at the end of the presentation. To register, please click here (Services…

On Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m., the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will honor National Mentoring Month by hosting a virtual presentation by Dr. Antentor O Hinton, Jr., and Dr. Haysetta D. Shuler, entitled “How to be an Effective Mentor for Underrepresented STEM Trainees.” The workshop will focus on what good mentoring looks like, including learning how to motivate and support individuals. The presentation will also cover emotional intelligence and cultural competency. To register, please click here (Services…

On  Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m., the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a presentation by Dr. Erin Cech, entitled Professional Cultures and Inequality in STEM. The presentation will cover how STEM cultures may reproduce inequality. The professional cultures of STEM, which give each discipline its particular “feel” and unite discipline members under a taken-for-granted system of meanings and values, are not benign. The talk will last about 45 minutes, followed by Q&A. To register, click here…

In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride month, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Spectrum will co-host LGBTQ+ Safe Zone training on Friday, June 24, from 1-2:30 p.m., CT. An interactive presentation created especially for the Fermilab community by the Spectrum LRG on creating welcoming and inclusive spaces. The focus is placed on using language accepted within the LGBTQ+ community and how we can all foster an environment of understanding, acceptance and equality. Presenters of this workshop are Fermilab employees…

On May 6 at 1 p.m., the Fermilab Asian Pacific Association LRG and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will co-host author Ken Liu for his virtual talk, The Misreadings of “The Paper Menagerie.”  This Inclusion Matters 2022 program will help honor Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) is an American author of speculative fiction. He has won the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, as well as top genre honors in Japan,…

Since 2010, the African School of Fundamental Physics has been improving the quality of science education in Africa by increasing the number of African students who pursue higher education. Serving as an ASP mentor is a great way for Fermilab scientists and engineers to show their support for the organization’s efforts.

Sandra Charles, Fermilab’s chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer, explains why Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than just another holiday — it is a chance to honor his legacy and make Fermilab a better place for all.