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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
Women's History Month
Date: March 16th
Time: 12pm-1pm ET
Angela K. Wilson joined MSU in 2016 as a John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry. She also is Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives in NatSci and is the Director of the MSU Center for Quantum Computing, Science, and Engineering (MSU-Q). In 2022, she was President of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, with over 170,000 members. From 2016-2018, she served as the head of the Division of Chemistry at the U.S. National Science Foundation. Among her various recognitions, she was named one of the top 5 most influential women chemists and top 40 most influential women in STEM in the world during 2010-2020.
Black History Month
Date: Friday, February 10th
Time: 11 am - 1pm ET
Ebony Omotola McGee, PhD, is a professor of Diversity and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. She investigates what it means to be racially marginalized and minoritized in the context of learning and achieving in STEM higher education and the STEM professions. She studies the racialized structures and institutional barriers that adversely affect the education and career trajectories of underrepresented groups of color, focusing particularly on STEM entrepreneurship. Her scholarship involves exploring the social, material, and health costs of academic achievement and problematizing traditional forms of success in higher education, with an unapologetic focus on Black folx within the STEM ecosystem. She received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant to investigate the role of marginalization in undercutting success in STEM through psychological stress, interrupted STEM career trajectories, impostor phenomenon, and other debilitating race-related trauma for Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx doctoral students.
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.
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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
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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
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