IDS hosts two sets of events every year

Three photos: group in an event, sandwich and an expresso.

Research seminars 2023 - 2024 are held throughout the academic year on topics involving equity in health, climate change, and learning & work. Faculty, post-docs, and student researchers present their work and receive cross-disciplinary feedback and the opportunity to develop collaborative projects. Scroll down to view our upcoming seminars for the Fall 2023!

The Creating Pathways to Social Good in your STEM Career series invites students to a series of "social hours" with professionals from a variety of STEM-related fields and diverse backgrounds who work in private industry, government, or non-profit sectors. Students will learn about STEM career paths, receive advice and mentorship on charting successful pathways, and learn how they can advance social good in/through their STEM career.  

Learning & Work Equity Seminar I

Stockbridge - Room 201
1.5 hours

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Dr. Phil Thomas, (Associate Professor of Computer Science, UMass Amherst): Can Machine Learning Algorithms Make Hiring and College Admissions More Fair?

Dr. Rebecca Hamlin, (Professor of Political Science, UMass Amherst) and Dr. Jamie Rowen, (Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science, UMass Amherst): Understanding the End of Affirmative Action: From Brown to Blum

Health Equity Seminar I

Integrated Sciences Building | Room 145
1.5 hours


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Dr. Hari Balasubramanian, (Associate Professor Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst): Care interventions for patients with complex medical and social needs: Lessons from a community-based intervention in Camden, New Jersey

Dr. Lucinda Canty, (Associate Professor Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, UMass Amherst): Using Research to develop community initiatives to address maternal health

Learning & Work Seminar II

Lederle Graduate Research Center | Room A112
2 hours

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CSSI/ IDS Collaborative Event: Computational Diversity Science Mixer on the research intersection of computational/statistical methodology and diversity science.

Seminar with lunch, with coffee and pastries.

Maximizing your Professional Profile on LinkedIN

1 hour

Join us for the inside scoop on how to leverage LinkedIN to best represent yourself online professionally. Our speakers will share tips on how to maximize your profile and leverage the platform to build relationships that matter - for future job opportunities, learning, and collaboration.

Om Chitale, Senior Program Manager, Inclusion Recrutiting Partnerships and Communities at LinkedIN

Luis Fernandez Valentin, Technical Program Manager (TPM) - REACH Apprenticeship Program at LinkedIN

Health Equity Seminar II

Integrated Sciences Building | Room 145
1.5 hours

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Dr. Lorraine Cordeiro, (Professor & Director, Center for Research of Families, UMass Amherst): Building on Community Research Partnerships and Training Students in a Multi-Phase Community-Based Participatory Research Study

Dr. Daniel Lopez-Cevallos (Associate Professor, Health Equity, UMass Amherst): Data equity in health research: lessons from a community-academic-state government partnership

Seminar with lunch, with coffee and pastries.

Learning & Work Seminar III

Stockbridge 201
1.5 hours

Dr. Jack Schneider, (Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor, College of Education, UMass Amherst): Assessment and Inequality: Core Concerns and Possible Interventions.

Dr. Yair Zick, (Assistant Professor, College of Info & Computer Sciences, UMass Amherst): A New Vision for Algorithmic Fair Division.

Seminar with lunch, with coffee and pastries.


Health Equity Seminar III

Integrated Sciences Building | Room 145
1.5 hours

Dr. Maureen Perry-Jenkins, (Chair Dept/ Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst)

Dr. Sarah Gonzalez-Nahm, (Assistant Professor, Nutrition, UMass Amherst)

Seminar with lunch, with coffee and pastries.