March 23, 2023 - Registration for the DEI Webinar is FREE for everyone and open until one Hour Prior to the Webinar
*Webinar will be 4:00 PM EDT/3:00 PM CDT/2:00 PM MDT/1:00 PM PDT *
Dr. Malika Jeffries-EL (Department of Chemistry and Division of Materials Science, Boston University)
Moving the Needle: How Key Interventions Can Increase Diversity Equity and Inclusion in STEM
Although African Americans make up approximately 13% of the US population, severely underrepresented in advanced degrees awarded in STEM disciplines. Currently, they hold ~2% of tenure/tenure track positions research institutions in the US. Despite the overwhelming statistics, Dr. Jeffries-EL pursued and completed a doctorate degree in chemistry, obtained and academic job, and then tenure in promotion in due course. She was born in Brooklyn, NY where she lived in public housing and attended public school. Although her situation was less than ideal, she always had a passion for science that her parents encouraged her to pursue. In this talk, Dr. Jeffries-EL will discuss what excites her about science, diversity, equity and inclusion issues and potential solutions woven all within the context of her personal experiences.
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