• Technical Conference:  10 – 15 May 2020
  • Exhibition: 12 – 14 May 2020

Beyond Awareness: What Actions Can Be Taken to Improve Diversity in STEM

Beyond Awareness: What Actions Can Be Taken to Improve Diversity in STEM?

Wednesday, 8 May
Exhibit Hall Theater II
10:30-12:00

Organizers:  

Arti Agrawal, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Ben Eggleton, University of Sydney, Australia

Tara Fortier, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA

Christina Willis, Consultant, USA

Andrew Wilson, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA

Session Description:

In the physical sciences, women and minorities have seen slower improvements in representation compared to fields such as medicine and law. Information on how to improve this representation in STEM is also difficult to find. This workshop brings together leaders of professional organizations and subject matter experts to discuss policies and actions that can improve gender, racial, LGBTQI and disability diversity within the physics, engineering and optics communities.

Panelists:

Kate Kirby, Chief Executive Officer, American Physical Society

Doug Razzano, Executive Director, IEEE Photonics Society

Kent Rochford, Chief Executive Officer, SPIE

Elizabeth A. Rogan, Chief Executive Officer, The Optical Society

Meg Urry, Yale University

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