POSTPONED: Annual Lecture With Dr. Shirley Malcom - Building Equity and Inclusion in STEMM: Getting There from Here

This event has been postponed and a new date will be announced.

  • 4:00pm Opening Remarks and Faculty Mentoring Awards by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, Provost John McCarthy, Vice Chancellor Mike Malone
  • 4:15pm Lecture
  • 5:30pm Reception

Despite decades of intervention efforts and special programs, most STEMM fields still do not reflect the diversity within higher education or the larger talent pool. The lack of equity and inclusion within STEMM affect the quality of education, the research agenda, the connections to society and general excellence within these fields. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has developed a systemic strategy to support equity and inclusion in STEMM. Adapted from the 15-year old UK program, Athena SWAN, which is demonstrating effectiveness in transforming its STEMM landscape, SEA Change (STEMM Equity Achievement) aims to support institutional transformation that can help make diversity, equity and inclusion in STEMM the norm within US colleges and universities—helping institutions “get there from here.”

Shirley Malcom is Senior Advisor and director of SEA Change at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general science organization. She works to support transformative change in teaching and learning, research and practice to improve the quality and increase access to education and careers in STEMM fields. Dr. Malcom is a trustee of Caltech, and a regent of Morgan State University. She served on the National Science Board, the policymaking body of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and on President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. Malcom received her PhD in ecology from the Pennsylvania State University, masters in zoology from UCLA, and bachelor’s in zoology from the University of Washington. She holds 17 honorary degrees and serves on the boards of the Heinz Endowments, Public Agenda, the National Math-Science Initiative and Digital Promise.