A Discussion on Institutional Racism in STEM

On September 30, 2021, CO-LSEN hosted a panel to discuss institutional racism in STEM, featuring local and national experts and policy makers. Institutionalized racism within STEM education, research, and culture has created and prolonged a system in which people of color are alienated and placed at significant disadvantages in obtaining degrees, training, and careers in these fields. the 2020 campaigns of #ShutDownSTEM and #NoTimeFor Silence have demanded attention from the STEM community. The CO-LSEN aims to advance these movements.

This events was recorded and is now available to view here on youtube.

Speakers include:

Dr. Karen Bailey, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, CU Boulder

Dr. Vernon Morris, Professor, Director, Arizona State University

Ms. Holly Olivarez, Environmental Studies & INSTAAR PhD student, CU Boulder

Dr. Valerie Otera, Professor, Science Education, CU Boulder

Dr. Sudip Parikh, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS

Dr. Paty Romero-Lankao, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago & CO-LSEN Advisory Group

Dr. Wendy Smythe, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Duluth 

Ms. Kadidia Thiero, SOARS Program Lead, UCAR | SOARS & CO-LSEN Advisory Group