Diversity in STEM: Materials and Strategies for Success

Engage in meaningful conversations about how to successfully achieve diversity in materials science at all levels of the academic and career pathway by considering the topic through the lenses of several focus areas. 
  • Share personal experiences, opinions, and ideas
  • Explore critical issues for underrepresented STEM populations

Network with Government, Industry, and Faculty Leaders


Millennium Science Complex, 3rd Floor Commons

Registration Information

Limited to 100 attendees; Registration is required to attend this workshop.

Register Here for the Diversity Workshop

Download the program [pdf] here

Featured Guest Speaker

Dr. Linda Sapochak,
NSF Director Division of Materials Research

    This workshop preceeds Materials Day. If you also plan to attend Materials Day, you will still need to register for that event separately HERE.

    Agenda: October 23, 2018

    9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Attendee Check-in

      Program Start
    10:00 a.m. Welcome
    Dr. Marcus Whitehurst
    Vice Provost for Education Equity
    10:15 a.m. "My Life in Science - Why Diversity Matters"
    Dr. Linda Sapochak,
    Division Director - National Science Foundation, Division of Materials Research
    10:45 a.m. Table Discussions
    12:00 p.m. Lunch & Short Talk
    Pallavi Eswara
    Director, The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
    1:00 p.m.

    Panel Discussion
    Facilitator: Dr. Eric Hudson
    Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity, Programs 2DCC-MIP, MRSEC Diversity Committee Chair, Associate Professor of Physics, Associate Head for Diversity & Equity

    2:00 p.m. Networking Opportunity
    3:00 p.m. Program End

    For additional information, contact Kathleen Gehoski at kag31@psu.edu or 814-865-7443.

    Download the Diversity in STEM Program Brochure [pdf]