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December 2018

DEADLINE: Applications for FIRST RATE

December 1, 2018

Deadline for STEM faculty members to submit applications to participate in a Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 FIRST RATE cohort and course release.

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STEM Education Social Hour – Disability in STEM

December 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wall 210, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States

A conversation with Dr. Ann Fox (ENG) examining how to increase access for students with a variety of embodiments, how we think about disability as an underrepresented identity in STEM, how to find new approaches to representing disability in STEM, how we recognize and address ableism in STEM, and how disability can generate new ideas for pedagogy. 

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January 2019

Inclusive Syllabi Workshop

January 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wall 243

This lunch workshop will help faculty members finalizing Spring 2019 syllabi to identify language and strategies that can help students feel more welcome.

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Mitigating Implict Bias – Live Webinar

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center Atrium, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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This Society for Neuroscience webinar will be streamed on the video wall in the Wall atrium featuring scientists discussing implicit bias in academia and science, creating opportunities, judgment biases, diversifying the pipeline, and negotiation. Drop in as your schedule permits.

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Mitigating Implicit Bias – Live Webinar

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center Atrium, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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This Society for Neuroscience webinar will be streamed on the video wall in the Wall atrium featuring scientists discussing implicit bias in academia and science, creating opportunities, judgment biases, diversifying the pipeline, and negotiation. Drop in as your schedule permits.

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Resiliency Project: Results & Recommendations for STEM Faculty Members

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wall 210, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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Drs. Lauren Stutts and Byron McCrae will share research findings regarding Davidson student stress and resiliency and representatives from the Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students will share recommendations for increasing belongingness in STEM classrooms.

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February 2019

FIRST Is Hiring a Program Analyst

February 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The FIRST Program Analyst is a full-time job (starting summer 2019) for a Davidson senior (or recent grad) with inherent interests in STEM, higher education, social justice, institutional change, and/or justice, equity, and inclusion.

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No One Has to Listen to This: Why Storytelling Matters in Science

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alvarez College Union 900 Room

Science writer Ed Yong will give Davidson's 2018/2019 Wearn Lecture 

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What Did I See to be Except Myself? Sharing Stories and Widening the Pathways through Chemistry and STEM

February 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Black Student Coalition House

Three visiting faculty members who are advocates for women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ in science will discuss their perspectives as both former students and current professors in a moderated round table.

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Chemistry Seminar: Seeing Clearly: Salicylic Acid & Super-Glue Fuming of Latent Fingerprints -and- Digital Collaborations Across Time and Space: Students Making Videos for the Chemistry Lab

February 12 @ 11:05 am - 12:05 pm
E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center Atrium, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States

Three visiting chemistry faculty members, all advocates for women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ in science, will describe their specific research programs. 

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