What Stands in Our Way?: Barriers to Diversity and Inclusion

Friday, October 17, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 408B (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Maggie Werner-Washburne, PhD, Regents' Professor, University of New Mexico

Description: In 30 years, there has been little change in inclusion of minorities among STEM faculty and other professions requiring advanced degrees. What are the barriers to inclusion and how do we overcome them? Recent social science research provides important clues. National research leaders will present and discuss their findings.

Sponsored by: Once we are chosen, I will decide who gets to sponsor it, UNM or Wisconsin or UCSF.

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
Getting to the Table: The Next 40 Years
Clifton Poodry, PhD , Science Education Fellow , Howard Hughes Medical Institute
10:40 AM
Interventions That Work for Retention and Promotion of URMs in STEM
Mica Estrada, PhD , Assistant Adjunct Professor , University of California San Francisco
11:00 AM
Getting to Success in your STEM Career: Overcoming the Challenges Minorities Face
Angela Byars-Winston, PhD , Associate Professor , University of Wisconsin
11:20 AM
Why is John more likely to become department chair than Juan or Maria?
Belinda Gutierrez, PhD , Advanced Women’s Health Fellow , University of Wisconsin-Madison