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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Transforming the Diversity Landscape
Sponsorship TMS: Education Committee
Organizer(s) Natalie M Larson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Wennie Wang, University of California, Santa Barbara
David Hwang, University of California, Santa Barbara
Scope This inaugural symposium, building upon the Diversity in the Minerals, Metals and Materials (DMMM1) summit, seeks to address challenges of the current diversity landscape in STEM fields and to provide concrete actions to promote diversity. This symposium aims to raise awareness of the current diversity landscape in STEM, provide a complete definition of diversity, and address frequently overlooked implicit biases. The focus will be on empowering individuals/groups in all career paths to take action and creating concrete takeaways and action plans for attendees to bring back to their communities.

Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:
1. (Re)defining diversity (eg., LGBT, disabilities, race, gender, socioeconomic status) and why it matters
2. Describing the current diversity landscape and the implicit biases that hinder us
3. Providing an action plan that the audience can take to their home institutions/companies
4. Empowering people to make a change in the diversity landscape
5. Creating a vision for the diversity landscape of the future

At this time no proceedings are planned. Submissions from graduate students, post docs, professors, scientists in national labs/industry, and other professionals are encouraged.
Abstracts Due 07/15/2015
Proceedings Plan Undecided
PRESENTATIONS APPROVED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM INCLUDE

Diversity Beyond the Numbers: Fostering and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions
Diversity Leads to Innovation
How to do Diversity at the PhD Level in STEM: Lessons and Tools from the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program
JSU ADVANCE: Bias Awareness Strategies to Affect University Policies
Panel of Past TMS Presidents: Transforming the Diversity Landscape
PEERs: Educating and Empowering Student Change Agents in the University of Washington’s College of Engineering
Securing the Future of American Public Research Universities by Increasing the Number of Under-reprsented Minorities in STEM
The Impact of Coaching, Mentoring, and Sponsorship on Diversity
Understanding and Addressing the Patterns of Bias in STEM Environments


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