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.

Sponsor: Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM Education

Who Can Attend: Any student interested in STEM (all class years) and faculty/staff.

2023 Retreat

2024 Retreat

A hand-drawn poster with text and abstract/cartoonish imagery. The text reads: RAISE UP INCLUSIVE STEM RETREAT Networking 101 hosted by Gateway Career Center Practice your pitch: you are awesome and you are your own champion! Be intentional representing yourself... take your time, remember take pride in yourself! Your accomplishments, your background, your aspirations, our skills! our knowledge! Add some spice -- be onfident! What do you do outside the numbers and soft skills? Use numbers for context. Know how the pieces of your story fit together. Be courageous! What are you lookin for? Use active listening too -- who am I talking to? Vitality and Learning: Thriving in STEM: Finding a joy beyond STEM, hosted by Women+ in PHysics (WIP+) Changing the Culture of Firsts in STEM! We want ALL, not the "ones who made it" Belonging for yourself... time, energy, have fun! I am human and sometimes need a break. Balance! What amkes you happy? Enjoyment, interests, open your mind. Be willing to be wrong and support others! The importance of guidance: contribute with purpose. Admin and faculty support. Thriving is bountiful and prosperous. Queer in STEM, hosted by Out in STEM (OSTEM) Explore beyond your department! Trust me, it gets better! Get involved Sense of belonging: providing visibiltiy, community, and professional development Open up spaces to have tehse conversations: mentors, safety, support, candid convos Shared values, affinity groups, show up and be your full self and open space for others, building community. Tell student government we need this!