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Expanding Potential 2016 Workshop
Berkeley, CA

Expanding Potential 2016 Workshop

Date: January 30-31, 2016
Location: Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley
Registration open!

The Second Expanding Potential Workshop will take place on January 30-31, 2016 at Stanley Hall at UC Berkeley. Registration will open soon and will be available for Day 1, Day 2 or both Day 1 & 2. Abstracts will also be accepted for attendees to share their own programs to generate a more inclusive STEM environment via a lightning talk and/or a poster.

The overall goal of this workshop is to bring participants together with program creators to understand ways in which groups experience bias and programmatic solutions for combating them.

On Day 1, the workshop will focus on the experience of participants, how different underrepresented groups experience bias in very different ways, and provide some practical and personal strategies for overcoming them. On Day 2, we’ll turn our attention toward action-oriented programs to increase retention of underrepresented groups in STEM fields by cultivating a welcoming environment. We also share examples of how attendees themselves can adopt these programs at their local institutions, companies, or organizations to generate a more inclusive landscape. The audience also has time to share problems that they face with program developers, so that developers and seed program creators can respond to participants’ needs.

This workshop is organized and supported by Synberc – Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center.

For additional information about the Expanding Potential 2016 Workshop, please visit: http://www.synberc.org/expanding-potential-2016-workshop

For questions, please contact the workshop organizers:
Shaila Kotadia, Education and Outreach Manager, Synberc, skotadia@berkeley.edu
Kevin Costa, Managing Director, Synberc, kcosta@berkeley.edu