It's been a busy summer so far for the OREGON STATE ADVANCE Working Group for Equity and Inclusion. For the past two weeks, the team has been participating in a summer seminar to identify initiatives that would educate OSU's campus community about how gender, race/ethnicity, social class, and other aspects of identity combine to disadvantage women in academic Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
The summer program is the centerpiece of OREGON STATE ADVANCE. The goal is to educate faculty and administrators on how gender-based inequality in the workplace can be removed by changing behavior. The group engaged in activities to help them recognize and reduce discrimination of women and underrepresented groups in STEM.