Diversity in Materials Science—A Discussion with Hugo Caicedo
Awards Committee Co-Chair Suveen Mathaudhu discusses some of the challenges and obstacles black scientists face in STEM with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University Fellow, Hugo Caicedo.
Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) Library
MRS is proud to collaborate with APS, ACS, AGU and AAS to form the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) Alliance, which aims to increase the participation of Underrepresented
Racial and Ethnic Minorities (UREM) in graduate studies, including the field of materials science and engineering. IGEN strives to share best practices for inclusive graduate education to faculty, administrators, and UREM students—a number of
tips, articles, publications and presentations can be found in their
Unconscious Bias Resources
Unconscious bias (or implicit bias) refers to unconscious beliefs or stereotypes that influence our actions and decisions when interacting with other people. Though we would like to believe that we are able to make our own, objective opinions and
judgements about our peers, we often fall short of these perceptions. Below are some resources to help us recognize and minimize our own implicit biases.
- Inclusion Starts With I
A video discussion around the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment.
- Matter of Fact Listening Tour: The Truth about BiasConversations about the relationship of race and privilege; racial stress; the impact
of bias in the images and language in our daily news and information; and the creation of stereotypes and how they influence the way we think.
Trainings and Evaluations
MS&T20 Town Hall
science community is an exciting field that contains a plethora of
opportunities depending on your specific interest. Yet for minorities
and marginalized groups, accessing these opportunities can be difficult.
How do we build a community that welcomes, includes, and
supports people from all walks of life? There are no easy answers, but
starting a discussion is the first step.
ACerS, TMS, and AIST hosted a town hall during MS&T20
to talk about broadening participation in the materials science and engineering profession. Watch the recording now »