[Eoas-seminar] Call for Speakers: Diverse Voices in FSU STEM

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Thu Jun 24 09:59:09 EDT 2021

My name is Emily McClellan, and I serve as the STEM Outreach Associate for Florida State University Libraries. I’m reaching out on behalf of the Diverse Voices in STEM Organizing Committee<https://calendar.fsu.edu/event/diverse_voices_in_stem_speaker_series>. We would like to invite you to share this email with potential speakers (including Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, and Graduate Students) for our upcoming events in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 celebrating Diverse Voices across the STEM fields.

Before discussing the details of the Speaker Series and greater project, I do want to let you know that I, and a majority of the members of the Diverse Voices in STEM Organizing Committee, are not Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. This is also true for the Libraries as a whole. This is something we are trying to change through intentional hiring processes, expansion of leadership opportunities, programs such as these, and investing in the professional development of our employees of color. In the spirit of advancing these efforts, Denise Wetzel, our STEM Research & Learning Librarian, has brought together employees from across the Libraries to organize the Diverse Voices in STEM project.

We are currently scheduling our events to occur the first Tuesday of September, October, and November at 3:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Dirac Science Library. Please let us know if there is a good day and time within these parameters that would allow interested parties to join us as a speaker.

Our goal is to give a platform for people in STEM fields from various historically underrepresented identities, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, status, and ability to share their story. Additionally, undergraduate student attendees will potentially see themselves in the narratives shared by speakers in hopes of spurring further studies. We also want to provide our speakers with the autonomy to choose the subject matter of their individual talks and determine how they will be shared. For instance, speakers can decide whether or not their session is live-streamed or recorded, and will have final say over how any recordings are edited or distributed further.

It would be our honor to have your department’s/group’s voices featured as part of our project. Please have interested speakers or departmental representatives respond to this email or send an email to Emily McClellan (etmcclellan at fsu.edu<mailto:etmcclellan at fsu.edu>) by Friday, July 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly. Thank you in advance for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.


Emily McClellan | STEM Outreach Associate
FSU Libraries - Dirac Science Library
etmcclellan at fsu.edu<mailto:etmcclellan at fsu.edu>

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