Thriving in Diverse Research Groups Workshop

Monday, November 28
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Commonwealth


  • 1:00-1:20 pm - Mareshia Donald, Center for Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems
  • 1:20-1:40 pm - Chelsea Cantania - Graduate Student University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 1:40-2:00 - Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines - Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
  • 2:00 - 2:20 pm - Cory Valente - Dow Chemical Company
  • 2:20-2:50 pm - Questions
  • 2:50-3:00 pm - Break
  • 3:00-4:30 pm– Strategies for Mitigating Implicit Bias Workshop - Anique Oliver-Mason, Brandeis University

This discussion panel and workshop will provide attendees with an opportunity to increase their understanding of equity and diversity issues so that they can create more inclusive environments—in their home lives, academia and throughout their career.

Professionals from industry and academia will take part in a panel discussion that will examine:

  • The fear of confirming negative stereotypes
  • Why diversity is vital to science and engineering communities
  • How to create inclusive environments

After the panel discussion, take note as Anique Olivier-Mason of Brandeis University conducts an interactive workshop that emphasizes strategies which can be used to mitigate implicit bias and the negative stereotype threats that dominate our own lives and those of our students. This workshop will have opportunities throughout for small- and full-group discussions.