REBLS Network Meetings

The network typically holds meetings and events a few times during the academic year. We hold an all-member annual meeting in late spring. Working groups also meet regularly. If you are interested in one of our working groups, please reach out to the facilitators of that group to learn about their next meeting time. Working Group webpages are listed here.

Previous Meetings/Events:

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4-5 p.m. Presentation by Sarah Cherry Rice, Executive Director at Digital Ready, on a Year 13 Program. Learn more about Digital Ready here. View meeting recording here.

  • Monday, March 7, 2022 4-5 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Wilmore Webley, Associate Dean for Office of Inclusion and Engagement, on how to dismantle barriers in educational institutions and pathways. Read his complete biography here. View meeting recording here.

  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 4-5 p.m. Presentation by Karl Reid, Senior Vice Provost and Chief Inclusion Officer at Northeastern University, on a new alliance called “Engineering PLUS (Partnerships Launching Underrepresented Students)" based at Northeastern and funded by National Science Foundation. View meeting recording here.

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021 4-5pm. REBLS working groups shared updates on their seed grant funded projects. View meeting recording here

  • STEM Diversity Summit: Tuesday, June 29 & Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 3-5pm

A two-day event hosted by the UMass System Chancellor for Academic Programs and the Institute of Diversity Sciences highlighting evidence-based programs and practices that have been shown to enhance diversity and inclusion in STEM higher education and STEM careers. 

The summit highlighted the REBLS Network and the programs it has launched. The audience for the summit included STEM higher education people from all 5 UMass campuses (STEM faculty, department chairs, deans, provosts), colleges and universities across Massachusetts, and STEM businesses across the state. The Massachusetts Life Science Center co-sponsored this event. View event recordings for the Science of Diversity: Data-Driven Solutions for Higher Education in STEM on June 29 and for the Science of Diversity: Data-Driven Solutions for Careers in STEM on June 30.

  • High School to Higher Education subnetwork: Thursday, March 25, 2021 3-5pm. View meeting recording here.

  • Higher Education to Workforce subnetwork: Friday, April 30, 2021 9:30-11:30am. View meeting recording here.