Akiko Nakamura, Ph.D.
Speaker's Institution
Colorado State University
Chemistry A101
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Chemistry B101E
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Professional development seminar in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion —

This presentation addresses the coverage of diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) issues as are now often encouraged in classrooms, on campuses, and in the broader chemical discipline.  The 2023 Guidelines for Bachelor’s Degree Programs by the American Chemical Society also recommends DEIR training and practices in departmental programs for faculty, staff, and students.  However, examples of incorporating DEIR activities in science classrooms are limited, and traditional chemistry education does not typically include DEIR exercises.  Therefore, the aim of this presentation is to communicate my effort to promote DEIR in my chemistry courses and share insights on including diverse perspectives and providing DEIR activities for students.  I will discuss approaches and strategies for integrating DEIR activities into a chemistry class, resulting in a STEM education that is broadly inclusive by minimizing implicit bias and microaggressions, and to encourage wider participation in STEM disciplines and careers.