Amplify STEM honors and recognizes different voices from our community. These programs align with identity awareness months throughout the year. Amplify STEM is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lyman Briggs College, College of Natural Science, and College of Veterinary Medicine
Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month
Beyond Land Acknowledgements
Date: Fri, Nov. 11th
Time: 11-12pm ET
Emily Sorroche (she/her): Associate Director, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Emily Sorroche is a Tribal member of the Cayuga Nation with the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. She is associate director in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion. In this role, Sorroche works to create and promote professional development programs that emphasize diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as develops training tools to empower supervisors and administrators to evaluate and reward diversity and inclusion capacity.
She also provides regular educational and networking opportunities for graduate students, faculty and staff to connect with affinity groups around equity and inclusion issues and maintains relationships with relevant university and CANR offices and partners. Emily is also an adjunct professor with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College teaching first year development.
Previously, Sorroche previously worked in the Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions at MSU.
LGBT History Month
Moving Beyond the Biomedical Binary; Mouse Models of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapies
Date: October 26, 2022
Time: 6 pm
Daniel Pfau (they, them): Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan, MSU Neuroscience PhD Alumnus
Hispanic Heritage Month
Learn about Hispanic/Latina/e/o/x STEM professionals, past and present, and their contributions to STEM fields.
Date: September 28, 2022
Time: 6 pm
- Carmen-Maria Garcia
- Carlos Lauchu
- Dionardo Pizan᷈a
- Kelsey Robinson
- Dolores Perales