Tuesday, November 17, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Systemic Racism in Science Communication. Presented by: Dione Rossiter, PhD, Science at Cal. The importance of increasing public understanding of scientific issues has never been more critical, yet many marginalized communities are not only disproportionately affected by these issues (like health and the environment), they are also not well-served by mainstream science media or traditional educational systems and are faced with long-lived cultural and societal prejudices that perpetuate inequality. By directly involving specific communities in the science communication processes, addressing issues of increasing importance to the communities, and presenting scientific role models and spokespersons from within those communities, we can begin to ensure that science communication and education really is available and accessible to all. This presentation is intended for scientists at all career stages and for anyone who communicates science to public audiences and is interested in race and equity. Register here.
Tuesday, Oct 13, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Outreach & Engagement in a Time of Distancing. This forum will highlight examples, best practices, and lessons learned from the past 6 months of adapting in-person programs to distance-based outreach and engagement with K-12 learners. The session will include a blended panel presentation plus Q & A. Moderator, Faith M. Dukes, PhD, Manager of K-12 STEM Education Programs, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Panelists: Courtenay Carr Heuer, Executive Director, Scientific Adventures for Girls; Anne Sawiris, Site Director, SMASH Berkeley; Tyler Chuck, Senior Outreach & Engagement Manager, Community Resources for Science. This event was recorded and is available on the CEO YouTube Channel.
Thursday, Sept 3, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Belonging and inclusion: improving Berkeley Chemistry’s academic climate. Leaders in Berkeley’s Department of Chemistry discuss collaborative, data-driven efforts to improve academic climate and sense of belonging. Speakers. Chrissy Stachl, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Chemistry; Matt Francis, Department of Chemistry Chair and Professor of Chemistry; Anne Baranger, Director of Undergraduate Chemistry and Teaching Professor of Chemistry. Moderator: Monica Albe, Graduate Student Services Advisor for the Department of Integrative & the Endocrinology Graduate Group. Co-presented by the Department of Chemistry and CEO. This event was recorded and is available on the CEO YouTube Channel.
View descriptions of past CEO forums.Forums are conceived, planned, and organized by and for CEO members. If you have an idea for a topic or speaker, please contact CEO co-chairs Kate Spohr or Laleh Coté.