RISE logoASU’s Research for Inclusive STEM Education, or RISE, Center is hosting a series of events focused on enhancing awareness, understanding and commitment to change higher education to be more inclusive and strive for racial justice in STEM Education.

These events are geared toward instructors and students. Please share the student-focused events with your students. Download a flyer to see all the RISE events.

Request for student voices: What have been challenges for students of color over the past 6 months?
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
3–4 p.m.
Attend the event on Zoom and share your thoughts before the discussion

This event for undergraduate and graduate students of color, faculty and administrators is facilitated by Miranda Bernard. The event will be an open discussion with undergraduate and graduate students about what have been the challenges and hardships for students of color in the last several months. This will be a safe space for students to share their thoughts and experiences with others. RISE asks that only students of color attend this session. ASU School of Life Sciences (SoLS) directors and members of the SoLS advisory committee for diversity and inclusion will be present at this event to listen to student concerns and demands.

Download the flyer or visit the website to learn more about this event

 

Student discussion: How to effectively discuss your race/ethnicity on applications
Thursday, September 17, 2020
5–6:30 p.m.
Attend the Zoom event

This student discussion is for undergraduate and graduate students and features speakers Isaiah Sampson, Samantha Scott, Frankie Guerrero. The three panelists will share their experiences with students on effectively communicating information about their race/ethnicity on applications for graduate school, medical school, and beyond.

Representation in the field: How to bust assumptions about who does conservation biology and make training more inclusive for People of Color
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
4–5 p.m.
Attend this Zoom event

This event for students and instructors is moderated by Sharon Hall, professor in the School of Life Sciences, with speakers Michele Clark, Miranda Bernard and Edauri Navarro-Perez.

Seminar: Cultural lens approach to online teaching and learning — small manageable strategies and big returns
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Noon–1 p.m.
Attend this Zoom event

In this event targeted toward students and instructors, Courtney Plotts presents on small changes to your online course that can make a big difference for you and your students. In this interactive session, participants will partner with peers to learn about small changes within a cultural lens that make big differences in your online classroom. Questions like “Do you feel disconnected in online spaces?” “Do you feel like it is difficult to connect with your students in online spaces and create community?” will be addressed.

Download the flyer to learn more about this event

Workshop: Past, present and imagining the future — (Re)purposing STEM research, curriculum, pedagogy
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
2–3:30 p.m.
Attend this Zoom event

In this workshop for students and instructors, participants will critically assess STEM research practices, curriculum, and pedagogy and think about how these are intertwined with the society we live in and therefore shaped by the legacies of colonialism, imperialism, and racism. We will focus on critical media literacy as a tool to (re)purposing our research, curriculum, and pedagogical practices. Through our discussions, we will develop ways in which we can all make progress towards social justice in our research labs and classrooms.

Download the flyer to learn more about this event

Student discussion: Request for student voices re-visited — What have been challenges for students of color over the past 6 months?
Monday, November 23, 2020
6–7 p.m.
Attend this Zoom event

In this open student discussion, undergraduate and graduate students of color will have a chance to talk about what have been the challenges and hardships in the last several months. This will be a safe space for students to share their thoughts and experiences with others. We ask that only students of color attend this session. SoLS directors and members of the SoLS advisory committee for diversity and inclusion will be present at this event to listen to student concerns and demands.

Download the flyer to learn more about this event