Developing Inclusive Excellence in STEM
Compared to other majors, the inequality gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields between Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and their white peers stands out. Addressing the barriers that BIPOC students face in STEM majors requires a concerted focus on equity and inclusion, and many STEM disciplines across EMU’s campus are tackling these issues in creative ways.
The Faculty Senate Committee for Action on Intersectionality, AntiRacism and Equity (CAIARE) and the Faculty Development Center (FDC) hosted a workshop highlighting Inclusive Excellence in STEM at EMU. The goal of this event was to provide a venue to share and discuss ideas for tackling equity and inclusion in STEM Departments at EMU. Five STEM Departments shared strategies and initiatives on which they are currently working. These presentations were followed by an open discussion. Our hope is that this becomes an ongoing series that stimulates new initiatives in STEM Departments across campus.
To learn more about Developing Inclusive Excellence in STEM, please view the session materials below.