Grant Spotlight & Save the Dates: CT Science Center’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access in STEM: Evening Program Series

With funding from a $4,999 Quick Grant, the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford is hosting 7 events from Sept. 2021 through Sept. 2022 that explore the insection of marginalized identities and STEM fields. Audiences will gain an understanding and appreciation of the contributions of – and unique challenges to – experts in STEM who identify as Indigenous, Black, LGBTQ+, Asian, neurodivergent, and others.

Visit the CT Science Center event calendar for registration details.

Straight Talk!
Native American Contributions to Science and Medicine
Thursday, October 14
6-7 pm

See, hear and learn from Dr. Setu Vora, Chief Medical Officer of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and staff members of the Mashantucket Museum & Research Center about life affirming ancestral and lived practices among Native Americans.

The Science of Mindfulness
Saturday, November 6
Explore and understand the neurobiological implications of various mindfulness practices in this highly experiential program led by Dr. Vamsi Koneru and in partnership with the Copper Beech Institute.

This event is included FREE with your General Admission ticket or a Membership.

Thursday, November 18
6-7:30 pm
A panel discussion celebrating the highlights and recognizing the hurdles of LGBTQ+ in the STEM fields!

SAVE THE DATE!  Registration opens soon.

Film Screening: Coded Bias Screening
Thursday, December 16
Coded Bias: A NETFLIX documentary that investigates the bias in algorithms after M.I.T. Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini uncovered flaws in facial recognition technology.” (This description was excerpted from Netflix

  • Networking Reception: 4:30 pm
  • Screening: 5:30 pm

Post-film talk with film Director and Producer Shalini Kantayya

  • Director Talk: 7:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!  Registration opens soon.

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