On October 8 2016 CEI Fellows Nicholas Montoni and Sarah Vorpahl organized a great diversity event which we hope will be the start of a series. They provided an organizing guide and program for the next organizers.
- To build community for, generate networking opportunities among, and spotlight the value of diversity and the representation of diverse groups in STEM.
- To identify the challenges to diversifying STEM and the needs of underrepresented students and determine actionable solutions.
- To determine best practices for the recruitment, mentorship, and graduation of underrepresented students; identify the means to implement them; and identify ways to distribute this information to those who may not have diversity as a first priority.