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BOOM: Building on our Momentum is a learning conference featuring a series of events centered on the experience of conversation and community engagement. Sessions are designed by members of the community for the entire community and will meet participants where they are in their learning and comfort in engaging in sessions on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our diversity shines brightest when we bring our full selves together as one community. BOOM is a moment where we can come together as one community to think deeply and collectively about how we engage with each other.

Understand difference. Ask hard questions. Plan to act.

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Monday, March 27 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Students of Color in the Sciences at Mount Holyoke: A Conversation for Students, Faculty, and Staff in STEM fields

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Students of color face a range of challenges to success and persistence in STEM fields. This session is an opportunity to name and discuss some of the supports and challenges for students of color in STEM fields at Mount Holyoke. The goal is to hear multiple perspectives on these issues and, together, identify areas in need of action and change. All students, including those not in STEM fields, staff, and faculty are welcome. Discussion led by KC Haydon, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education; Kate Ballantine, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies; and Gary Gillis, Associate Dean of Faculty & Director of the Science Center

Monday March 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Gamble Auditorium Art Museum (Art Building)