Seminar Series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion | The Department of Physics and The Department of Astrophysics | Shawn Maxam, Office of Provost, Princeton University |"Racial Diversity and Underrepresentation in STEM" | via Zoom



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Meeting ID: 958 0358 6483

This session will provide an introductory overview of the underrepresentation of racial minorities in STEM disciplines specifically the natural sciences. Best practices and strategies to enhance racial diversity and representation will be discussed.

• Overview of racial demographic data across higher education landscape

• Discussion of impacts of underrepresentation on research and teaching mission

• Review of best practices and strategies to enhance racial diversity and representation

• Q/A and open discussion

Shawn Maxam serves as Senior Associate Director for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of the Provost. In this role, he leads strategic partnerships and projects associated with campus climate, academic departments, data analysis, and history and sense of place, among others. Shawn joined the Provost Office in 2016 as an Assistant Director. He previously served as the Prevention Coordinator for Men’s Initiatives in Princeton’s University Health Services from 2014 to 2016. Shawn is deeply committed to board service and educational non-profits. He serves as a trustee for the Princeton-Blairstown Center and the Lawrence Township Education Fund. Shawn earned his BFA from Long Island University and two Masters degrees from Bryn Mawr College in Social Service and Law & Social Policy.