On July 8-10 Williams hosted doctoral and post-doctoral scholars from groups historically underrepresented in the STEM plus fields at the college’s first STEM mini-symposium. Over the course of the symposium, scholars attended panels about teaching and research at a liberal arts college and the job application process and had conversations about curriculum vitae. In addition, several scholars presented their own research on panels. Scholars had lunch with students who were on campus conducting summer science research.
The opening event for the symposium was a dinner at which Dr. Kimberly A. Scott, founding executive director of ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST), delivered the keynote address which focused on access and inclusion in STEM. Approximately 75 faculty, staff, students, and scholars attended.
Dozens of faculty from Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics, and other departments participated. The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty hosted the symposium.