Events

Event | Tuesday, December 06, 2022 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SEA Change Community Conversation: The Early Career Financial Burden & Equity in STEMM

Graduate students, postdocs, and early career faculty are struggling to survive amidst rising costs of living across the country. How will this financial climate impact the future STEMM workforce? How are these financial burdens differentially impacting groups historically excluded from STEMM?

Join us for a Community Conversation on Tuesday, December 6 at 3pm ET as we discuss how institutions can work to address the the early career financial burden as part of their efforts to advance equity in STEMM.

Featured Guests:
Dr. Tyler Hallmark, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Dr. Katie Langin, Science
Dr. Erika Moore, University of Florida
Alex Parry, Johns Hopkins University

Event | Friday, November 04, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SEA Change Biomedicine 2023 Pilot Information Session

Join SEA Change on November 4, 2022 at 12pm ET to learn about SEA Change Biomedicine and the upcoming opportunity to participate in the 2023 cohort of the SEA Change Biomedicine Bronze Award Pilot. An adaptation of the United Kingdom's Athena Swan and Race Equality Charters, SEA Change guides biomedical endeavors as they undertake a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative self-assessment of their policies, practices, programs, and procedures; determine the gaps between current conditions and evidence-based models necessary to promote equity; and develop an action plan that is subject to peer review.

Your institution does not need to be a SEA Change Member for your biomedical endeavor to participate in the pilot and apply for a SEA Change Biomedicine Bronze Award.

The 2023 pilot cohort will be open to any biomedical endeavors including entire academic health centers, schools of medicine, public health, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, and other health professions.

During this informational session, you’ll receive information on the benefits of participating in SEA Change Biomedicine cohorts and related SEA Change capacity-building activities, how to join the cohort, the cohort timeline, and the SEA Change process.

Featured Guests:
Dr. Shirley Malcom, SEA Change Founder and Director
Dr. Darla Thompson, Director of SEA Change Biomedicine
Guest Speaker TBD

Event | Thursday, September 01, 2022 | 3:30pm -
Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 5:30pm
SEA Change Institute: Climate Assessment to Drive Change

A new SEA Change Institute course, Climate Assessment to Drive Change, starts September 1. 

Creating a departmental and institution-wide climate and culture in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medical (STEMM) disciplines is critical for institutions to reach their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals.  Without a welcoming climate, institutions will struggle to attract and retain talented, diverse students and faculty.  The four-session SEA Change learning series Climate Assessment to Drive Change seeks to provide higher education change leaders the opportunity to expand their knowledge of how to use climate assessments to identify and resolve issues on their campus or in their departments.  The learning series will feature climate assessment experts who will guide learning sessions that focus on strategies to ensure that assessment results lead to change.

The learning series will focus on supporting institutional change efforts that seek to increase DEI in STEMM higher education. The four-part, online series seeks to increase the ability of individuals, departments, and institutions to:

  • Select an appropriate climate assessment,
  • Build the internal capacity needed for assessment results to be actionable,
  • Engage key groups in process of data-collection, analysis, and ground truthing,
  • Create action, and
  • Track results.

Schedule:

  • Session 1: September 1, 3:30-5:30 PM ET
  • Session 2: September 15, 3:30-5:30 PM ET
  • Session 3: October 6, 3:30-5:30 PM ET
  • Session 4: October 20, 3:30-5:30 PM ET

 

Event | Monday, August 01, 2022 | 12:00am -
Saturday, October 01, 2022 | 11:59pm
Biomedicine Bronze Award Student Focus Groups

We have an exciting opportunity for medical students, residents, fellows, and grad students & postdocs in the biomedical and health sciences to help us shape the future of SEA Change Biomedicine! We are seeking participants for focus groups to provide feedback on the Biomedicine Bronze Award framework; honoraria will be provided in appreciation for your time and effort. 

Learn more about SEA Change Biomedicine: https://seachange.aaas.org/awards/overview