#InclusiveSTEM Presentations & Workshops

I am a scientist. Accordingly, I approach the challenges of diversity and equity in STEM like a scientist: by using data, data, data. Data are so powerful because they provides evidence-based ideas for finding solutions to this crisis of representation in STEM. The data I use are mostly drawn from the peer-reviewed social psychology literature. I do this because I want it to be better for the next generation of women. I think it is important for real scientists to discuss these issues, and as a tenured full professor, I recognize that I am in position of privilege in STEM. I choose to use my position to do something to make the STEM pipeline better. Also, it feeds my soul. I love talking about this stuff, because it’s so amazingly inspiring to collaborate with others to figure out how we can all be better.

Over the years, I have developed full-length seminars, socratic discussions as well as more interactive workshops. I’ve given talks at diversity/equity workshops, as “second” seminars when invited to visit universities to give a talk on my science, and at international conferences. These presentations are centered around the theme of nurturing a more inclusive STEM community, and they cover various topics (chosen based on the interests of the event/institution) including unconscious bias, climate vs culture, the gender gap manifested in confidence in women, sexual and gender harassment, bystander intervention, emotion in the workplace, stereotype threat, inclusive pedagogy and growth mindset to name a few.

My work in this area is part of my broader impacts efforts for my NSF funded research.

2020

Power Hour Leader, Gordon Research Conference on Ligand Recognition and Molecular Gating, Il Ciocco, Italy (Mar 2020) 

2019

Seminar Speaker, “Nurturing a More Inclusive STEM Community” Department of Chemistry, University of Indiana Bloomington, Bloomington, IN (10 Oct 2019) PDF of Presentation

Power Hour Leader, Gordon Research Conference on Membrane Protein Folding, Stonehill College, Easton, MA (Jul 2019) 

Keynote Speaker, “Nurturing a More Inclusive STEM Community”Gordon Research Seminar on Membranes of Membrane Transport, Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH (Jun 2019)

Invited Speaker, “Unconscious Bias: Tools for #WomenInSTEM”, Women of Whiting, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (12 Apr 2019)

Invited Speaker, National Diversity and Equity Workshop, Unpacking Sexual Harassment in STEM, Washington, DC (9 Apr 2019)

Invited Speaker, Organized and Lead Workshop and Play Act Scene involving graduate and undergraduate students on “Nurturing a More Inclusive STEM Enterprise by Understanding our Biases” The 63rdAnnual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD (5 Mar 2019)

Invited Speaker, “Building Confidence: Tools for #WomenInSTEM”, Women of Whiting,Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (30 Jan 2019)

Workshop Presenter,“Inclusive Pedagogy”, Johns Hopkins University Center for Educational Resources Faculty Development Workshop on Best Practices in Teaching, Baltimore, MD (10 Jan 2019)

2018

Workshop Organizer and Speaker,“Sexual Harassment in Academia” Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (19 Oct 2018)

Seminar Speaker, “Confidence Matters as Much as Competence” Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Woman University, Denton, TX (12 Oct 2018)

Seminar Speaker, “Bystander Intervention” Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Oberlin College (3 Oct 2018)

Mentor and Facilitator, ASBMB Grant Writing Workshop, Washington, DC (14-16 Jun 2018) 

Invited Workshop Speaker, Professional DevelopmentWorkshop on Inclusive Pedagogy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD (Apr 2018)

Power Hour Co-Leader, Gordon Research Conference on Protein Transport Across Membranes, Hotel Galvez, Galveston, TX (12 Mar 2018) 

Invited Speaker, “Inclusive Pedagogy” Center for Educational Resources Lunch & Learn, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (15 Feb 2018)

Session Organizer and Speaker, How to Project your Best Self: Confidence Matters Just as Much as Competence, The 62ndAnnual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, San Francisco, CA (Feb 2018)

Workshop Presenter,Inclusive Pedagogy, Johns Hopkins University Center for Educational Resources Faculty Development Workshop on Best Practices in Teaching, Baltimore, MD (Jan 2018)

2017

Panel Member, Women in Leadership Panel, JHU Career Center and Alpha Phi Omega, Baltimore, MD (Nov 2017) 

Mentor and Facilitator, ASBMB IMAGE Grant Writing Workshop, Washington, DC (22 Jun 2017) 

Power Hour Co-Leader, Gordon Research Conference on Mechanisms of Membrane Transport, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH (26 Jun 2017) 

Power Hour Leader, Gordon Research Conference on Membrane Protein Folding, Stonehill College, Easton, MA (5 Jun 2017) 

Panel Member, Women’s Networking Panel, ASBMB National Meeting, Chicago, IL (Apr 2017) 

Invited Seminar, Bias and Barriers Facing #WomenInSTEM, Wesleyan University, Wesleyan, CT (27 Apr 2017)

Workshop Presenter,Inclusive Pedagogy, Johns Hopkins University Center for Educational Resources Faculty Development Workshop on Best Practices in Teaching, Baltimore, MD (Jan 2017)

2016

One of four team members responsible for the creation of an art exhibit extolling the accomplishments of women with a Johns Hopkins affiliation entitled The Women of Hopkins

http://women.jhu.edu

This is art exhibit our team put together using funds we were awarded for a Diversity Innovation Grant from the Diversity Leadership Council at Johns Hopkins University. The exhibit has both a physical and digital presence. 

Seminar Speaker, Expanding the Potential of Women in STEM, Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (Oct 2016)

Workshop Presenter, Diversity Leadership Council Annual Meeting, Johns Hopkins University (Oct 2016) 

Speaker, Symposium on Social Science of Diversity Equity, American Chemical Society Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (Aug 2016) 

2015

Invited Speaker, Seminar on Enhancing the Potential of Women in STEM, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (Oct 2015) 

Invited Speaker, Seminar on Empowering Women on Overcoming Bias & Barriers in Science. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (Apr 2015) 

2015

Workshop Presenter, Diversity Leadership Council Annual Meeting, Johns Hopkins University (Oct 2014) 

2014

Workshop Leader, “Overcoming Bias and Barriers to Achieve Gender Equity in STEM” Johns Hopkins University Diversity Conference, Baltimore, MD (Oct 2014) 

Founder, Workshop Series on Achieving Gender Equity in Science

Invited Speaker, Seminar on Overcoming Bias & Barriers to Achieve Gender Equity in Science. Rosetta Conference, Leavenworth, WA (Jul 2014) 

Panel Member, Women’s Networking Panel, ASBMB National Meeting, San Diego, CA (Apr 2014)