The Education and Diversity team in the Center for EBICS would like to introduce an exciting new speaker series that will be open to the STEM community beginning Summer 2021.

The “Diversity Across STEM” Speaker Series is a series of virtual events focused on highlighting the diversity of underrepresented groups within the academic and professional landscape of STEM. The goal of this series is to reach beyond research and application into the contextualized experience of underrepresented speakers whose intersectionality, background, and career trajectory provide a unique perspective on everything STEM.

Below you will see a list of upcoming events in this series. For those outside of our standard invitation list within the Center for EBICS / Center for M-CELS, please reach out directly to our EBICS Education and Diversity Program Manager, Caley Allen, PhD – calallen@mit.edu and Program Assistant, Alison Young – aliyoung@mit.edu to request admission to virtual events and a Zoom link and all relevant information will be provided to you.


2021

Professor Evelynn Hammonds – Harvard U – Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 3:30PM ET

Registration Now Open! – https://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-h9vbuCeR8mnBm8BU1vsaQ

Professor Evelynn M. Hammonds is the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and Professor of African and African American Studies. She has been on the Harvard faculty for 19 years where she currently serves as chair of the Department of the History of Science.  She earned her Ph.D. in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. She has an undergraduate degree in physics from Spelman College and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech.

She earned the S.M. in Physics from MIT.  She also taught at MIT for 10 years in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society.  Her research focuses on the history of scientific, medical and socio-political concepts of race and gender in the United States. At Harvard she currently serves on the university-wide committee to examine Harvard’s relationship to slavery; the Faculty Executive Committee of the Peabody Museum and she chairs the Steering Committee on Human Remains in the Harvard Museum Collections.  She also works on projects to improve the representation of men and women of color in STEM fields. She is a member of the Committee on Women In Science, Technology, and Medicine (CWSEM) of the National Academy of Sciences. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2018 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021.


Hailey Bureau, PhD, Esq. –

Hailey Bureau, Ph.D., is a Registered Patent Agent at Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP. She specializes in patent prosecution in the fields of chemistry and life sciences. Her graduate work focused on developing algorithms for the simulation of peptide dynamics. Dr. Bureau received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, her Ph.D. in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.