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College Conversations: Spotlight on Diversity - UT STEM Alliance

The  UT STEM Alliance was a  part of the South East Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in STEM (SEAPD-STEM) program, a network of 21 education institutions in the southeastern US and Washington, DC, with a goal to significantly advance a collaborative approach to improve the success of students with disabilities in the STEM disciplines.

This Alliance, based at Auburn University, was funded by the National Science Foundation INCLUDES  program (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science). Starting  in January 2017,  the program provided scholarship funds to its students and also held regular meetings on professional development topics, such as careers, resume writing, mentorship, graduate schools, and internships.  The alliance expanded nationally to the Alliance of Students with Disabilities for Inclusion, Networking and Transition Opportunities in STEM, or TAPDINTO-STEM, with a new NSF INCLUDES grant.  At UT, the new alliance activities will begin in January 2022.

Presenters will discuss past activities of the UT STEM Alliance and new plans when the grant resumes in January. They will also share opportunities and programs to promote an inclusive environment through the UT Student Disabilities Services. Suzanne Lenhart, professor of mathematics, David Ndiaye, director of UT Disability Services, and Alex McCorkel, UT student, will present.

Dial-In Information

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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Once registered, you will receive a link to join the Zoom event.

Thursday, October 28 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Diversity & Inclusion, Student Success

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students

Website

https://artsci.utk.edu/college-of-art...

Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics
Contact Name

Amanda Womac

Contact Email

artscicomm@utk.edu

Contact Phone

865-974-2992

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