CMA Symposium at the ACS national meeting: Uniting through our Differences for a Brighter Scientific Future

This symposium will demonstrate how faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are working together to promote inclusivity and diversity in the chemical sciences across the United States. The speakers will adress how they are actively increasing the participation of historically underrepresented students in their own laboratories and/or departments. New organizations such as oSTEM and ADSE will be showcased to demonstrate their early successes. An interactive Q & A panel will follow the presentations to facilitate discussion between the audience and speakers based on the topics presented during the symposium. It will take place in Mineral Hall F at the Hyatt Regency Denver convention center on Monday March 23, 2015 8:00am–11:45am.

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Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering: A graduate-student centered approach to diversify STEM Charles Frazier, University of California,Santa Barbara

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The Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program: Adapting the Meyerhoff Model to UNC-Chapel Hill Joseph L. Templeton, . UNC Chapel Hill

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The Future Faculty Workshop Timothy M. Swager, MIT

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Peer-Led Activities in STEM based on Values Affirmation Luis M. Campos, Columbia University

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I STEM Posse: Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Students in the STEM Disciplines Irving R. Epstein, Brandeis Univ

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Building a STEM community for the next generation Eric Patridge

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The NSF AGEP California Alliance: A Community of Practice to Increase Diversity in the Physical Sciences and Engineering
Robin L. Garrell, University of California, Los Angeles