Our Inclusive Path Forward: Addressing Inequities in STEM Education

The six-part series features lectures by national leaders in recruiting, retaining and graduating a diverse population of STEM students in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. The goal is to provide opportunities for faculty, staff and students to learn about best practices and ultimately make Ohio State’s STEM programs more equitable and inclusive. While some events have a disciplinary focus, all attendees will benefit from the perspectives and practices shared. 

Norman Fortenberry, Executive Director of American Society for Engineering Education; Title: A Cross-Sector Perspective on Increasing Minority Participation in Engineering, March 03
Kelly M. Mack, Vice President or Undergraduate STEM Education; and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope Association of American Colleges and Universities; Title: That None Shall Perish, March 10

Stephanie G. Adams, Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas; Title: Houston, We Have a Problem: Why Diversity Matters in STEM? and How it Promotes Collaborative Learning, March 24.

Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and the Director and Chief Research Scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Title: African Americans' Attitudes Toward STEM: Implications for Educational and Occupational Decision Making, March 31.

Jordon Gerton, Director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education and Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah; Title: Leveraging an Interdisciplinary Multi-Institutional Faculty Learning Community to Advance Equity and Inclusion for Science and Mathematics Education, April 7.

Sylvia Hurtado, Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA Title: Inclusive Science: Dimensions for attracting and retaining more diverse students in science training, April 14