When:
April 19, 2024 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
2024-04-19T12:20:00-04:00
2024-04-19T13:10:00-04:00
Where:
Holdsworth Room 105 and Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Malcolm Itter

Remote via Zoom:

https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/97221121244?pwd=ZjhTNTFxcGZWSkh1eERwcXJEZHNzQT09

Meeting ID: 972 2112 1244
Passcode: 170193

Speaker: Dr. Lauren Esposito, Curator and Schlinger Chair of Arachnology, California Academy of Sciences

Title: Queering STEM: Why Science Needs Diverse Thinkers

Abstract: For most of human history, science has been a world of walls. Race, gender, wealth, and more have long defined not just who’s welcome in science, but who’s allowed to be present at all. Today, queer representation in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) continues to lag behind societal progress, especially where the identities of women and gender minorities intersect with Black, Indigenous, and other person-of-color identities. We will discuss the forms the barriers to participation take, how that impacts science and scientific progress, and what we can do to make science more welcoming for all.