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Virtual - Ensuring the Success of Diverse Groups in STEM

Event Details

May 28, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm


Room: Zoom

Free admission
Julie Taugher

The decision to pursue one academic or professional path over another may feel like free choice but often it is constrained by subtle cues in achievement settings that signal who naturally belongs there and who doesn’t. These constraints hold back girls, women, and students of color in STEM.

How do we release these constraints and enhance individuals’ real freedom to pursue academic and professional paths despite stereotypes to the contrary?

Tune in for a talk given by Nilanjana Dasgupta, professor of psychology and the inaugural director of the Institute of Diversity Sciences at UMass Amherst, who will take you on a journey through her decade long research program and offer evidence-based solutions that help women, first-generation students, and students of color thrive in STEM education and careers.

This work is part of the Institute of Diversity Sciences at UMass Amherst that promotes equity inspired STEM research to solve important social problems. Learn about the work of the institute and its impacts.

Event Category

Alumni Careers