Equity and Inclusion in STEM

The Chen lab is a safe space.

The lack of diversity in STEM is an important issue, and one that I care deeply about and am dedicated to help address. I believe that it is our responsibility to educate ourselves about social justice issues in STEM, learn how best to combat bias, and work to promote social equity and build inclusive communities. I am always happy to talk about these and related issues, and will actively work to help make STEM more inclusive and welcoming to all.

A growing list of JEDI resources

Diversity in Stem: What It Is and Why It Matters - Scientific American Blog

What does it take to make an institution more diverse? - Nature

Without inclusion, diversity initiatives may not be enough - Science

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter - Scientific American

Gender diversity leads to better science - PNAS

“Women in Science” Special Issue - Nature

Diversity: Pride in science - Nature

Diversity Special Issue - Nature and Scientific American

How to grow a healthy lab - Nature

How to tackle the childcare–conference conundrum - PNAS

How to Fix Recommendation Bias and Evaluation Inflation - Scientific American Blog

Resources on Implicit Bias - National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine

How to Think about “Implicit Bias” - Scientific American

Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students - PNAS

How the entire scientific community can confront gender bias in the workplace - Nature Ecology and Evolution

Sexual Harassment of Women - National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine

It’s Time for Science and Academia to Address Sexual Misconduct - Scientific American Blog

Readings on Diversity in Science - list compiled by Stepfanie Aguillon

Diversify EEB - list of ecologists and evolutionary biologists who are women and/or underrepresented minorities

Project Biodiversify - materials and methods to increase diversity and inclusion in biology classrooms

Some resources at the University of Rochester

Diversity & Inclusion in Biological Sciences
Diversity and Inclusion on campus
The CARE Network
Disability Services and Support
Equal Opportunity Compliance Office
First-generation Students and Families
Gender Health Services
LGBTQ at Rochester
Office of Global Engagement
Office of Minority Student Affairs
Safe Space program
University Intercessor
We’re better than THAT anti-racism campaign
M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

(Thank you Emily Josephs, Marjorie Weber, and Scott Taylor for inspiration)