We are thrilled to announce the fully virtual Inaugural Diversity and Science Symposium, hosted by DASL (Diversity And Science Lecture) UCSD, October 27th-29th.
This trainee-organized symposium features:
We invite you to join us by registering here (for free! Invite your friends!)
The Diversity and Science Lecture initiative aims to dismantle the discriminatory structures built into academia by highlighting science done by diverse scientists, normalizing conversations about diverse journeys into science, and championing young scientists everywhere.
We believe that representation is essential. By highlighting prestigious and successful scientists that come from a variety of backgrounds, we hope to encourage ALL our students to continue in STEM. By normalizing conversations about background we hope to alter the ethos of silence and foster open communication between parties. Every one of our talks features the backstory of the person who has done the research. We want to talk about biology, but we also want to highlight the humans underneath. No one is born a scientist; as a UCSD student said recently “Becoming a scientist is a continuous process; you don’t have to burst forth fully formed from Zeus' helmet with pipette in hand.” We all find our way here, and we hope that by normalizing discussions of our human journeys and backstories we can show budding scientists at all levels and from all backgrounds that they belong in our community.
We look forward to seeing you at the symposium and learning about your science, your self, and your ideas about the future!
With greatest love and respect,
Last updated: 10-21-2020