Gender Equity, Power Structures & Implicit Bias in STEM

  • March 28, 2019, 3:00 pm US/Central

On March 28th, Fermilab hosted Dr. Elizabeth H. Simmons to present the “Gender Equity, Power Structures & Implicit Bias in STEM” seminar as part of the FY19 Inclusion Matters series.

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Gender Equity, Power Structures & Implicit Bias in STEM. March 28, 2019

Dr. Elizabeth H. Simmons, a highly-distinguished physicist and advocate for diversity in science, will discuss gender equity in physics and how to minimize the impact of implicit bias in STEM.

Dr. Simmons is the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of California San Diego. Previously, she served as Associate Provost for Faculty & Academic Staff Development, Dean of Lyman Briggs College, and University Distinguished Professor of Physics at Michigan State University. Dr. Simmons is a theoretical high-energy physicist who enjoys teaching physics courses at all levels. She completed her physics undergraduate, doctoral degree and postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, and earned an M.Phil. in physics at Cambridge University as a Churchill Scholar.

Inclusion Matters: Unpacking Bias. Building Inclusion. diverse approaches for diverse thinkers.

Biases, conscious or unconscious, are learned social stereotypes that have real effects in the workplace. This series explores individual, organizational and societal factors that influence the intersection of diversity, equity and inclusion. Participants will be challenged to examine their assumptions, increase their awareness, and consider the impact of their actions and inactions. This series is designed to provide practical tools and resources that interrupt bias and promote workplace inclusion.