Incorrect assumptions on the part of one or both parties during discourse can often push “hot buttons” and devolve an otherwise civil conversation into a conflict. Learning and listening plummets as tensions rise. When conflict arises, the way in which we respond is far more telling than we may think. Today’s featured article for the . . .
What is white privilege? In some ways, it’s easier to understand what it’s not rather than what it is. It’s not an outright denial that white people have never struggled nor does it assume that everything a white person has accomplished is unearned. Rather, white privilege refers to an ingrained knowledge, often invisible to those . . .
As we continue to work remotely and rely heavily on Zoom and other videoconferencing apps for meetings, it’s important to always consider safety in our meetings. Below we’ve highlighted an email with Zoom Safety tips shared by the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) and a story from . . .
Intersectionality, a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, is a way of understanding social relations by examining intersecting forms of discrimination. Effectively, this means that multiple forms of discrimination such as racism, sexism, and ageism may be present at the same time in a person’s life. Often, efforts to address discrimination focus on one . . .
Ms. Karen Colbert , a PhD student in Computational Sciences and Engineering and a graduate research assistant for ADVANCE at Michigan Tech has been selected as a Diversity Scholar for the 2021 RStudio Virtual Conference. Ms. Colbert is one of 70 Diversity Scholars selected from around the globe, all of them focused on building skills . . .
The ADVANCE PI Team is committed to education and dialogue as critical activities in making equity and inclusion integral to faculty, student , and community life at Michigan Tech. The need for such work is self-evident; the value of such goals for all in our campus community is undeniable. We support the statements from the . . .
The year 2020 was a challenge; a pandemic and continued systemic oppression of underrepresented minorities laid bare many of the inequities we’ve known existed. As a society, great strides have been made, yet there are stark realities that demand our continued efforts. This week’s edition of the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup features an article from USA . . .
Did you know that only one federal holiday has been designated as a national day of service? That holiday, Martin Luther King Jr Day, is coming up on Monday (Jan. 18) and in observance of Dr. King’s legacy, we’ve dedicated this week’s edition of the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup to highlighting resources for community service, racial . . .
The post below has been reposted from the Jan. 13, 2021 edition of Tech Today. —— A team from Michigan Tech has captured the top prize in the finals of NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge. BIG stands for Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing. The Michigan Tech team was one of eight finalists in the competition. Teams were challenged to present . . .
The story below originated in Tech Today on Jan. 12, 2020 Nancy Barr (ME-EM), has been appointed associate editor for STEM for Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments. Prompt is a biannual refereed online journal that publishes academic writing assignments accompanied by reflective essays. It publishes assignments directed at both undergraduate and graduate students . . .