Seminar: Dr. Cara Santelli (Zoom)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 4 PM

Advancing diversity and inclusivity within the College of Science and Engineering

The UMN College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Diversity & Inclusivity Alliance is comprised of students, faculty, postdoctoral researchers, staff, and alumni from throughout the college. The goal of this Alliance is to improve the college's climate through advancement and practice of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Grassroot efforts began in 2018 as a way to support DEI efforts within CSE student organizations and facilitate community and communications between students, staff, and faculty. The CSE D&I Alliance has grown to more than 500 DEI champions of the CSE community (and beyond) who work together to identify critical DEI issues in CSE, develop action plans, promote relevant events and trainings, implement effective DEI practices, and support DEI efforts at the department level. CSE D&I Alliance co-lead Cara Santelli will lead a discussion of what the Alliance has accomplished so far, the approaches to promote a sense of belonging, and the importance of this work in STEM disciplines and, more broadly, higher ed. Group discussion and questions are highly encouraged. 

Event Speaker


Cara Santelli, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota