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  • 7th Annual Diversity Research Showcase (DRS)-Friday, January 19, 2024 (for undergraduates)

Students are encouraged to submit previous or in progress research on issues of diversity that advance inclusion. Awards will be presented to the top three participants in the poster presentation category and the top three participants in the oral presentation category. DRS presenter applications are due by 11:59PM ET on December 17, 2023.

You can find more information here.

  • Amplify STEM events

Friday, February 9, 2024, 11:30am - 12:30pm, Zoom Webinar
"Indigenous Knowing and Climate Futures"
Dr. Debora McGregor, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair; Indigenous Environmental Justice, York University

Link to register here.

  • Workshop Series: Building Disability Awareness and Advancing STEM Education

Spring 2024 
Hosted by the College of Natural Science, the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD), and STEM+ Education @State 

Session 1:  
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Documentary screening and discussion with disability specialists
Thursday, Feb. 1st, STEM 2130
Documentary Screening, 5-7pm

  • Dinner provided for those who register

Interactive Discussion, 7-8pm

  • Panelists leading the discussion:
    • Mike Hudson, Director, RCPD 
    • Tracy Leahy, ADA Coordinator 
    • Ginger Martz, RCPD Specialist 
  • You are welcome to attend the discussion if you have already seen the documentary (available on Netflix)

Session 2:
Disability in Higher Education: Creating Inclusive Spaces for Students with Autism
Brad Cox, Assoc Professor, College of Education, founder of National College Autism Network 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 10-11am, ZOOM webinar

Session 3:  
Learning Narratives from Students with Disabilities in STEM Classrooms
Friday, March 29, 12-1:30pm, STEM 2110 or via ZOOM

  • Panelists will include undergraduate and graduate students
  • Lunch included for those attending in-person

Register for any of the workshops here.

  • Spring 2024 NatSci Cultural Competency Skills Development Workshops
Workshop dates and times.  Both are virtual on Zoom

Monday, January 29th, 11:30am-1pm
Facilitators: Danielle Flores Lopez and Kendra Pyle

Friday, April 5th, 11:30am-1pm
Facilitators: Raychel Meyer-Payne and Kendra Pyle

Open to MSU employees and graduate students.  Attendance at the NatSci Cultural Competency for Personal, Organization, and Community Change workshop is recommended but not required.

We will practice scenarios to help participants develop skills to handle bias incidents, microaggressions, and discrimination that occur in STEM classrooms and workspaces.

 Note: Each workshop includes unique scenarios, and you are welcome to attend both sessions.

Register for workshops here.