The historical lack of diversity in STEM fields has been an issue that continues to persist from affecting students’ academic decisions to workplace dynamics. The First-Generation, Low-Income Community Initiative would like to create a space to talk about diversity (or the lack thereof) in STEM fields through a conversation between students, faculty, and alumni in our community. The conversation will hopefully give people a space to talk about the difficulties but also share ways to make space in the field. We invitedindividuals of all identities (this is not an exclusive event for first-generation, low-income students) to discuss how this affects them and how they deal with it to give people a space to express themselves, share their experiences, and learn from each other. This event was held on March 26th from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Good Life Center Lounge (Byers 417). Light refreshments were provided.
Sponsored by the First-Generation, Low-Income Community Initiative and1stGenYale.