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Bates College: Symposium on Fostering Diversity in Microbiology: Research, Pedagogy, and Climate in STEM

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New Scholars Symposium on Fostering Diversity in Microbiology: Research, Pedagogy, and Climate in STEM

Location: Lewiston, Maine

Closes: Oct 20, 2017


Context:

Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.  Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities for learners of all backgrounds.

Bates’ mission and history create an imperative for equity in education and an accompanying obligation to support the intellectual aspirations of every student.  Driven by institutional research, current literature, and conversations among our faculty and students, Bates has committed to increasing the educational and opportunity outcomes for students from underrepresented groups in STEM and has made this effort a key part of its current capital fundraising campaign.

Related to this endeavor, the Biology department has committed itself to not only robustly engaging with internal issues related to curriculum, climate, and culture, but also engaging external scholars and thought-leaders. The symposium, “Fostering Diversity in Microbiology”, is part of this effort.

For more information see the application site. 

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