Maria Goeppert-Mayer Lecture Hall
Kersten Physics Teaching Center
5720 S. Ellis Avenue
Departments That Excel In Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Chicago and Across the Nation
Ed Bertschinger, MIT
Host: Young-Kee Kim
Women and people of color are severely underrepresented in many STEM departments, especially in physical sciences and engineering. Professional societies and universities have issued reports full of recommendations, but change is slow and difficult. This talk will identify departments that are most successful in diversifying bachelor's and doctoral degrees in STEM. Using data on student and faculty demographics, departmental practices where they are known, and interviews where they are available, I will present evidence as to how successful departments in physics, engineering, and other STEM departments at Chicago, MIT, and across the nation succeed in creating environments where all students can thrive.