|About this Abstract
||MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
||ACerS/TMS Emerging Faculty Symposium
||Building Compassion and Human Bridges through Research Collaborations
||Olivia A. Graeve, Jorge A. Arróyave García de la Cadena, Aranza S. Martínez López
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Olivia A. Graeve
We have often been asked why it is important to promote and implement gender and ethnic diversity in academia and industry. We believe it should not be justified based on economic considerations. Diversity has many more positive outcomes. It promotes human understanding and compassion and allows people of all identities to recognize value in others and themselves. We are convinced it is the solution to world peace, and with a fervent belief in the beauty of peace, have built an educational program where diversity takes center stage. The ENLACE summer research program was built on hope; hope that we can build something extraordinary, with kindness, compassion, and respect for others. During this talk, owe will discuss this program as an example broader impacts effort that is highly effective and that may serve as a model for other programs.