Seminar: February 24, 2021; 12 - 1PM. Associate Professor of Chemistry, Sheila Jaswal; Organic Chemistry Instructor, Dr. Lauren Reutenaurer; Chemistry and Education Studies Major, Nicole Chung '22.
Workshop: March 3, 2021; 12 - 2PM. Dr. Jamiella Brooks, Associate Director of Penn's Center for Teaching and Learning.
Catalyzed by a 4-day student protest highlighting the impact of systemic racism on student experience, the “Being Human in STEM” (HSTEM) course started as a student-faculty collaboration to investigate the academic literature and lived experiences of marginalized students in STEM at Amherst College and beyond. Offered since Spring 2016, the course is an engine for student-led inquiry and action that has reshaped the STEM culture at Amherst, and has been adopted by over a dozen institutions. Join members of the HSTEM team to learn about HSTEM, how the Amherst College Chemistry department has adapted its curricular practices to better support inclusion and equity for all students, beginning in the introductory sequence, and how YOU can pilot simple practices that make a BIG difference for students.