The Physics Department sponsors a number of events throughout the year featuring speakers of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and experts in advancing equity and inclusion in physics and more broadly STEM.
In addition to the seminars and roundtables listed below, we recently instituted regular reading groups and graduate student meetings to discuss specific topics and actions that we can take as a department.
- 03/04: E&I seminar: Samuel Meehan on AIMS
- 12/04: Physics community discussion on equity and inclusion topics
- 11/13: E&I seminar: Ashley Martin, 'Blind to Bias: The Benefits of Gender-Blindness for STEM Stereotyping'
- 10/29: WISE informal discussion of 'Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine' (Dr Benya [study director] and Dr Hillman [committee member] visiting)
- 10/22: WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford event feat. Ellen Ochoa, PhD (more info here)
- 08/23: Discussion of the National Academies' report on sexual harassment
- 07/12: E&I reading group on 'Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine' (Bruce Macintosh moderating)
- 05/21: Physics Department Equity and Inclusion Seminar: Angie Little on Intentional Design Toward Supportive Communities in Physics Education
- 02/12: Physics Department Equity and Inclusion Seminar: Nicole Cabrera Salazar on Retaining People of Color in STEM
- 12/04: Julie Posselt, Inside Graduate Admissions (Grad Diversity Staff Council, WISE Ventures)
- 10/17: Jo Handelsman on The Fallacy of Fairness (Fall 2017 WINS)
- 10/2: Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein on Making A Physicist With Jazz (WISE Ventures and Physics Dept Research Roundtable)
- 4/10: Physics Department Equity and Inclusion Seminar: Brian Nord, 'Wool over our eyes: the effect of systemic biases in our research environments'
- 2/27: Fall Quarter meeting of the WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS), with keynote speaker Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaraoff on From Bench to Boardroom: A Life in Science
- 2/27: Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaraoff on Thinking Fast Makes Changing S l o w: How Cognitive Processes Interfere with Achieving Diversity
- 1/23: Physics Department Equity and Inclusion Seminar: Brian Beckford on Changing the Landscape of Graduate Education
- 11/14: Meg Urry on Black Holes, Astrophysics and How to Get Equity in STEM
- 11/14: Meg Urry on Success Strategies for Women in Physics
- 10/26: WISE Ventures Research Roundtable, Why are Some STEM Fields Less Gender Balanced Than Others? Prof Sapna Cheryan, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Washington, 4:30pm RSVP here
- 10/7: ASEE Breakfast Chat -- How to Create a Welcome Mat, Prof Sheri Sheppard, Dept of Mech. Eng, Stanford, 9:30 AM Building 550, Room 126
- 10/6: Using Social Psychology to Support Underrepresented Students in Physics, Gregg Muragishi, Dept. of Psychology, Stanford 4:30pm in McCullough 218
- 9/29: Striving for Excellence by Leveling the Playing Field, Prof Caitlin Casey, Dept. of Astronomy, UT Austin 4pm in PAB 102/103