EDI

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+ history month, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Spectrum will co-host LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training Tuesday, Oct. 18, 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 who…

Amanda Early, who has served as an Education Program Leader in Fermilab’s Office of Education and Public Engagement since 2016, joins the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as the lab’s STEM ambassador. In her new role, she will coordinate grant funding efforts that leverage Department of Energy Office of Science world-unique national laboratories, user facilities and other research infrastructures to provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning, training, and research experiences to undergraduate and graduate scholars attending MSIs…

Black physicists say efforts to recruit and retain more Black students must concentrate on challenges they face at both Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Primarily White Institutions.