Inclusion matters

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…

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, May 11, the Benefits & Wellbeing Office and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will co-sponsor a Wellness Wednesday workshop as a part of Inclusion Matters 2022. The Mental Health Awareness workshop will be facilitated live by ComPsych-EUAP from 1 – 2 p.m. (CT). The workshop will focus on removing the stigma associated with mental illness. The facilitators will educate employees on recognizing the signs and symptoms of distress to provide support to their fellow coworkers. Additionally,…

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,…

A quarterly highlight of the contributions of a member of the Fermilab community in promoting diversity and inclusion. The member and their commitment to EDI work will be showcased in Fermilab Today as an expression of gratitude and appreciation. We encourage you to nominate a colleague who has supported the work for EDI! Submission rubric: The following rubric indicates the standard by which EDI Contributor nominations will be reviewed. By following this rubric when drafting your nomination, you will ensure…

Engaging the future workforce panel: Come experience a panel of higher education professionals in the STEM and career development space. Several panel members will share strategies and best practices for engaging the current crop of college students and recent graduates. As these students enter our workforce, this panel will assist in understanding how to reach and challenge the future workforce. NOTE: The panel is for Fermilab staff, not interns. When: June 29, 11 a.m. – noon Sign up here (Services account…

Inclusion Matters 2021 is excited to host Inclusive Communication with Gratitude. Led by DEI trainer Anna Burroughs, this virtual workshop will feature strategies and techniques for integrating elements of appreciation for cultural differences and contributions of Fermilab staff. Attendees of this workshop will examine their own cultural identities while learning how to effectively communicate with people of different backgrounds and identities within Fermilab. Date: Tuesday, May 25th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm CST Registration link for this event (Services log-in required)