Saturday, April 22, 2023, 11:45 to 5:30
Please join us for the inaugural RAISE Up Inclusive STEM Retreat!
This retreat aims to equip, empower and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM.
Join us for interactive sessions and dynamic networking opportunities that will forge your future as we work together to promote a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive STEM community. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
Mission Statement: The goal of the retreat is to educate, empower, and inspire Lafayette students, faculty, and staff by offering dynamic and interactive programming with workshops, networking opportunities, and alumni panels.
Retreat Organizers: RAISE, Kovalevsky Society, LEADERS, NSBE, O-STEM, SHPE, SWE, Women+ in Physics
Sponsor: Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM Education
Co-sponsors: Biology Department, Engineering Division, Gateway Career Center, Information Technology Division, Sustainability Office, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Program
Who Can Attend: Any student interested in STEM (all class years) and faculty/staff. Use this link to register.
11:45-noon Registration – Marquis Lobby
12:00-1:15 Lunch and Keynote Speaker – Marquis Dining Room
We are thrilled that Dr. Lataisia Jones, Scientific Review Officer at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health will be our keynote speaker for lunch! Dr. Jones was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. within the biomedical sciences department at Florida State University and has conducted research to better understand the neural basis of conditions such as autism and movement disorders. In 2019 Dr. Jones was selected as an IF/THEN Ambassador by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as part of their initiative “to further women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers.” Dr. Jones is the leader of S.T.E.M.ing While Black, a mentoring network that supports Black scientists. She has developed outreach programs for children to help encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers, including appearances on television and radio programs, and has received a number of awards for her efforts in STEM education and advocacy for diversity in STEM.
3:45-4:30 Industry/Academia Hot Seats: Alumni Panels
Come have informal conversations with alums from various STEM industry and academic positions; ask them anything!
4:30-5:30 RAISE a Glass: Mocktails, Posters, and Networking [Rockwell Eco Cafe and Courtyard]
Enjoy a mocktail and treats while interacting with alumni and learning about research conducted by students. A People’s Choice Award for best poster will be given along with a $100 gift card. Use this link to submit your research poster for the session.
Resume Review: Gateway Peer Advisors will hold a drop-in session to review resumes.
Lounge: Dyer Center will be open throughout the afternoon and snacks will be available; posters of the inclusive STEM organizations highlighting their purpose, mission, vision and accomplishments will be on display along with information about new initiatives.
Free Merchandise and Prizes: Cool free merchandise and prizes will be given out!