Across the nation, we are seeing protests against police brutality that are being held in the name of equity and equal treatment under the law. These demonstrations are the visible part of the iceberg; the key point is that all of us are responsible for pervasive racism and changing the systems that perpetuate it. For . . .
The Diversity Council at Michigan Tech shared the article below in today’s edition of Tech Today. During this global pandemic, we must continue to value diversity, equity and an inclusive community. We’ve all seen the disparate effects of the disease itself and the stay-at-home policy response in our lives and our communities. The disease has . . .
Originally Posted by Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics in Tech Today on May 28, 2020 Bo Chen (ME-EM) has received the designation of Fellow from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Nominated by ASME Members . . .
In many situations, whether during the hiring process, choosing invited speakers or making nominations for prizes/awards, our unconscious biases can have a great impact. These unconscious or unintentional decisions are known as implicit biases. We all have them and what is important is how we work to consciously mitigate effects of the biases. This week’s . . .
Intersectionality explores the interconnected nature of social identities such as race, class, and gender both in how they apply to an individual or group and in how they create interdependent systems of disadvantage. These overlapping social identities can accumulate disadvantage under normal circumstances but when compounded with the unique circumstances thrust upon us by COVID-19, . . .
Microaggressions, often stemming from implicit bias, may not always be recognized by the aggressor. When microaggressions are not addressed appropriately, they perpetuate, harm individuals, and become increasingly ignored. To prevent this, it is important to know how and when to step up and address microaggressions. This week’s edition of the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup introduces the . . .
The short article below originally appeared in Tech Today on May 14. ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to extend our congratulations to Melissa Baird, a member of our Internal Evaluation and Advisory Board, for this accomplishment. Melissa Baird (SS) was elected to the editorial board of the International Journal of Heritage Studies (IJHS). Board members include . . .
Today for a special edition of the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup, we’d like to highlight some of the challenges facing faculty and staff while working from home during the pandemic. It should be noted that while everyone encounters them, these challenges can have a larger impact on women and primary caregivers. This list has been compiled . . .
Over the past several weeks, the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup has highlighted the numerous ways in which the pandemic has impacted faculty and their research and teaching efforts. While it is important that we acknowledge these impacts, it is more important that we understand ways in which we can provide support during these trying times. This . . .
Burnout. That feeling of emptiness coupled with a lack of motivation and emotional and physical exhaustion. By this point in the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” quarantine we’re probably all feeling it in some aspect of our lives. But with at least 2 more weeks left at home, it’s important that we all get through it. . . .