NMU Biology Hosts 'Diversity in STEM Week'

Northern Michigan University's Biology Department will host Diversity in STEM Week Feb. 5-9. Several events and activities will be presented that “highlight and celebrate the many, often unacknowledged, ways that people from diverse walks of life contribute to the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The department will also display entries in the Diversity in STEM Art Contest in the 2nd floor atrium of Weston Hall from noon, Feb. 7 through Feb. 9.

Daily events include the following. For a full/updated listing, click here

Monday, Feb. 5: Panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in environmental and sustainability science, 1-2 p.m. in room 3801 of The Science Building. Panelists will be Jelili Adebiyi, Weronika Kusek and Sarah Mittlefehldt, all faculty members in NMU's Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department.  

Tuesday, Feb. 6: Sydney Romps of the Northern Museum of Zoology Club will present “From All Walks of Life,” a talk on fluidity of gender and sexuality in the animal kingdom, from noon-1 p.m. in room 2911 of The Science Building. Biology Professor Kate Teeter will present “Prejudice meets science: the past and present of eugenics” from 1-2 p.m. in Jamrich 3313. Political Science Professor Jongeun You will address “Energy and Social Justice” from 4-5 p.m. in Jamrich 1313.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: Scientific communication workshop from 3-4 p.m. in Jamrich 3309, presented by the Student Equity and Engagement Center.

Friday, Feb. 9:  NMU Education Professor Mitchell Klett and a representative of Travel Marquette will present a “Leave No Trace” workshop at 1 p.m. in room 2701 of The Science Building.

Prepared By

Kristi Evans
News Director

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