The Center hosts or co-hosts many speakers and events at Lafayette related to inclusivity and justice, inclusive education, and inclusive STEM studies (or STS).

Upcoming Events

September 29, 2022 we are launching a new student coalition, RAISE: Representatives to Advance Inclusive STEM Education. Come learn about STEM student activism on Lafayette’s campus, with free food and merch, music, art, and kite-flying!

Thursday 9/29/2022, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Quad outside Farinon (Rain site: Rockwell 360/362)

Poster for the RAISE Up: Inclusive STEM event

Past Events

September 17, 2022 we are among the cosponsors of the Lehigh Valley CRISPR Implementation & Ethics Symposium.

Faculty book club, bell hooks’s Teaching to Transgress, spring 2022

March 29-30, 2022 Anti-Racism & Race Skills keynote and workshop, led by social psychologists Drs. Valerie Jones Taylor and Courtney Bonam (more)

Feb. 16, 2022 Inclusive STEM Studies Research: Influence of WGS coursework for STEM students, with Jenn Rossmann & Mary Armstrong (more)

Oct. 28-29, 2021 Workshop on Knowledge and Technological Design: Hanna Gunn, Virtual Life and Epistemic Risk, Thi Ngyen, Technology and Value Capture, & Michael Lynch, Truth, Post-Truth, and Social Media

Sept. 28, 2021 Telling the Whole Science Story: The Alchemy of Us talk by Ainissa Ramirez

March 25, 2021 Pastor Lecture on Global Pandemics by science journalist Laurie Garrett

March 23, 2021 Hatfield Lecture: Tressie McMillan Cottom

March 10, April 7, & April 28, 2021: Campus Conversations on Inclusive Classrooms

March 4, 2021 Social-Emotional Learning in Higher Education with Dr. Mays Imad, Co-sponsored with Lafayette CITLS, 12-1:10 pm. (more)

March 1, 2021 Data Feminism author Lauren Klein, and followup book discussions of Data Feminism, Co-sponsored with Data Sciences/Digital Scholarship community (more)

Feb. 3, 2021 Universal Design for Learning keynote speaker Dr. Lauren Herckis, What Was Old is New: Using new technologies and modalities to support established pedagogies, open to all LVAIC faculty and staff, 12-1:15 pm. (more)

Jan. 21, 2021 Our Workshop on Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Course Design, open to all LVAIC faculty and staff, 9:30am-12:30pm. (more)

Nov. 10, 2020 Dr. Jaipreet Virdi, author of “Hearing Happiness 12:15-1:15 PM (more) Dr. Virdi is a historian whose research focuses on the ways medicine and technology impact the lived experiences of people with disabilities.

Oct. 7, 2020 Dr. Ruha Benjamin, author of Race After Technology (more)

Faculty Book Club for Race After Technology September-October 2020.

Oct. 5, 2020 CWP Workshop: Race, Gender, and Discourse in STEM Racial and gender inequity across science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines persists despite national efforts to improve retention and persistence of people with minoritized identities. In this session, Dr. Heather Falconer discussed findings from her research with individuals underrepresented in STEM and offer concrete strategies for creating an inclusive learning environment.

Sept. 8-9, 2020 Scholarstrike Teach-ins and Reflection: more info here

Inclusive Teaching & Excellence Series

Lafayette’s Center for Integration of Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship facilitates faculty development and programming including a series in Inclusive Teaching & Excellence. The 2018-2019 series culminated with a  screening and discussion of Kendall Moore‘s film “Can we Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields.” In 2019-2020, conversations addressed classroom strategies, the needs of first-generation students, and decolonizing the syllabus. In summer 2020, we contributed to CITLS’ Anti-Racist Teaching sessions July 12 and July 30. The CITLS 2020-2021 event schedule is available here.