"Advancing Chemistry Through Diversity" Rigoberto Hernandez, professor of Chemistry Johns Hopkins University; director of the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE)
The Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE) is aimed at institutional reform so as to lower inequitable barriers hindering the success of faculty from diverse groups. The collaborative itself is a partnership with the department heads of research-active chemistry departments, social scientists and other key stakeholders. The lowering of these barriers increases the likelihood that individuals already in the tenure pipeline will have equitable chances of success and thereby leads to changes in faculty demographics closer to those of the broader U.S. population. The creation of a more equitable climate is also expected to encourage more disadvantaged students to enter academic careers in the chemical sciences. We will report on OXIDE's approaches to increase awareness of effective policies and practices that decrease inequitable barriers and improve the diversity climate in chemistry departments.
Presented by the University Chapter of the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering. Supported by David T. Kearns Center, School of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Thursday, May 2 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics, 108
275 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620