Reframing Tech Speaker Series:
EECS has historically struggled in recruiting and retaining a diverse population. By celebrating diversity in engineering and computer science and bringing conversations about diversity into the department, we hope to spark conversations around inclusion and affirm our desire for a more diverse body of faculty, staff, and students.
We are actively inviting a diverse body of speakers into the department. These speakers will include engineers and computer scientists from the top of the field and experts from outside EECS fields who can speak about the problems underlying diversity in tech from a variety of perspectives: social, environmental, ethical, educational, and psychological.
Each event will be followed by a discussion about how the EECS department could adapt to encourage a more diverse and inclusive environment, and how the department and students can spread this environment to the tech world as a whole.
Past speakers are:
Dr. Colleen Lewis
Friday, October 26, 2018, 1 PM – 2:30 PM, Soda 306 (HP Auditorium)
Interrupting Bias and Creating Institutional Change
Dr. Colleen Lewis is an associate professor in computer science at Harvey Mudd
College who researches how people learn computer science. Dr. Lewis curates
CSTeachingTips.org, a NSF-sponsored project for disseminating effective
computer science teaching practices. She is also a UC Berkeley alum and
created CS KickStart here at Berkeley. Video.
Dr. Marcia Linn
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2 PM, Soda 306 (HP Auditorium)
Education, Equity, & Underrepresentation in STEM
A conversation about the underlying causes behind underrepresentation of
women and minorities in STEM and the current state of science education.
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2 PM, Soda 306 (HP Auditorium)
Succeeding as an Engineer: Obstacles and Responsibilities
Former Sandia National Labs director Jill Hruby reflects on her engineering
career, the barriers that exist in tech fields, and how they might be overcome.
Bias Busters Workshops:
BiasBusters has conducted a host of workshops on raising awareness on implicit biases and tools to counteract them. We have offered workshops geared towards faculty and staff, graduate students and postdocs, undergraduate students and teaching assistants. If you would like to organize a workshop with similar spirit, we are happy to offer a workshop for you! Please fill out your request on the contact form.