Bringing more diversity to the nation’s… (26:22)
I was the second speaker, and also gave an answer to one of the press questions towards the end of the video.
Here follows the talking points I prepared for my opening remarks:
The tittle of the presentation was "Top-down approach for diversity and inclusion in chemistry departments" and was coauthored with my collaborator, Dr. Shannon Watt.
OXIDE is the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity
OPPORTUNITY: Visible under-representation in the diversity of the chemical faculties with respect to gender, under-represented minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, questioning, and disabilities in comparison to the nation's broader demographics
OBJECTIVE: We aim to encourage the nation's best minds to enter the field in order to ensure the competitiveness of our nation's science.
TACTICS: Flattening diversity inequities by engaging middle management (chemistry departments) to find the solutions rather than burdening single agents
KEYS: 1. Inclusive excellence , 2. Diversity writ large, and 3. Flattening inequities helps everyone
OXIDE enables dialogue between chemistry departments, diversity communities and social science