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RockEDU Presents: Diversity and Inclusion in Science

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Carson Family Auditorium

The Rockefeller University

1230 York Ave.

New York, NY 10065

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Human ingenuity drives science and technology forward, ultimately benefiting society in many ways. However, the scientific enterprise has some major issues when it comes to access and opportunity. Historically, pursuing an education and subsequent career in science was limited to wealthy white men, creating a barrier to entry for economically disadvantaged, women, and/or people of color for many generations. This is a widely acknowledged issue in science, and current efforts are being made to address the historic underrepresentation in STEM fields.

During this RockEDU Presents, members of the Rockefeller Inclusive Science Initiative (RISI) will have a frank panel discussion on issues related to diversity and inclusion in science. Through first hand experiences, as well as institutional perspectives, RISI representatives will cover what diversity and inclusion actually means, how achieving diversity and inclusion within the scientific enterprise can empower and strengthen the scientific environment, and how underrepresented students can leverage unique cultural experiences to promote their talents and build strong professional networks.


Panelists Will Include:

Daniel Cabrera MD/PhD Candidate at Rockefeller

Dennis Melendez PhD Candidate at Rockefeller

Nneoma Adaku MD/PhD Candidate at Rockefeller

Devon Collins, PhD Postdoc at Rockefeller and Bard High School Visiting Professor

Moderated by:

Odaelys Walwyn, PhD RockEDU


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This event is open to all high school students in the New York City area, free of charge!

RockEDU Presents: aims to expose high school students to cutting-edge research being performed right here in New York City. Students will attend the talk and have a chance to ask questions.




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