Why should we get rid of the GRE and move toward other indicators in graduate admissions? Join us for a chat with Dr. Steve Lee, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Stanford H&S, about modifying the admissions process to decrease potential for implicit bias. Lunch will be served. RSVP here!
BioAIMS will invite high school students from around the Bay Area to Stanford Campus for a day. This is an opportunity for you to inspire students who might not otherwise know about the many career paths in science, especially those students coming from historically under-represented or marginalized groups. The event includes science lab tours, college admissions discussion, hands-on science activities, explanation of a PhD, panel of current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a campus tour.
Share your amazing experiences that led you to a PhD program and inspire the next generation of scientists and scholars.
If you’re interested in helping out with any part - from just leading a lab tour (20 minutes), to speaking as a panelist (1 hour) , to leading a group of high schoolers (all day), etc. - please let us know by filling out this form!
Margaret Neale, a Stanford GSB professor specializing in negotiation and team performance, will host a special seminar discussing negotiation, with a focus on negotiating as a URM. Hosted by BioAIMS and GradQ.
During this workshop you will learn how to 1) develop confidence in the negotiation process; 2) understand better the behavior of individuals in competitive situations; and 3) evaluate the costs and benefits of different actions
Lunch and beverages will be served AND attendees will be entered to win one of twelve copies of Getting (More Of) What You Want.
Off the farm dinners are an opportunity to have dinner in small groups with Stanford faculty members who support diversity. This quarter's off the farm dinner is co-hosted with Stanford SoLID. Sign-up info will be shared soon!
Join Stanford Tzu Ching and BioAIMs for a night of creating beautiful flower masterpieces! We will first journey together to learn about the history of Chinese flower arrangement and how mindful acts can inspire compassion and connection with our mind, heart, and spirit. Next, we will admire our artwork and engage in discussion about living in a bicultural world and how we’ve combined and blended different aspects of cultures to shape our attitudes, behaviors, and values.
Ethan Li, BioEngineering PhD candidate
McKenzie Eakin, MD candidate
Letter from an Anonymous Trans Med Student, read by Torsten Rotto, MD Candidate
Collecting donations for InterACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth & TGI Justice
Giveaways & raffles & snacks
Information on actionable next steps
Infinite love & support
Bonus points for
dressing to show support for persons who are Intersex, Trans, and Gender Expansive, whatever that means to you!
In solidarity, on behalf of the LGBTQ-Meds Executive Board, the Stanford Health Justice Coalition, BioAIMS, SUMMA, and SMSA
We are proud to announce that Stanford Medicine will be holding its first LGBTQ+ Visibility Forum on October 10th, 2018 from 4 pm – 7pm within Berg Hall.
This event has been established to highlight the many important, impactful strides that LGBTQ+ individuals have made within our medical community and to increase the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community on our campus.
Register here, save the date, and look out for updates!
The advocacy roundtable is an open space for discussing topics affecting underrepresented groups within and beyond the Stanford community. We will meet over dinner and brainstorm how we can move towards action.
If you are interesting in attending, please RSVP here. If you would like to submit a topic to discuss, put it on the RSVP form as well.
An activities and resource fair for student groups and Stanford organizations relevant to the Biosciences community. For first years, it will be followed by the Biosciences Orientation Dinner.
This Thursday (Sept 27th) from 5-6pm in Alway M106 we have an NSF GRFP Workshop featuring outstanding panelists who have won the award and are eager to give advice and help you out with any questions you have about applying. (Note: all mentees participating in the SBSA NSF GRFP mentorship program are expected to attend the workshop). Thanks to SBSA and BioAIMS for co-sponsoring the workshop! Please RSVP HERE so we know how many students to expect/how much pizza to order.
Come enjoy our second Summer Happy Hour with the ADVANCE program tomorrow, 5-7pm at the MSOB Courtyard! We'll have plenty of drinks, food, and EANABs for everyone. Come catch up with your fellow BioAIMS members and get to know some of the incoming first years!
Collaborating with the team who wrote the Inequality in STEM NeuWrite West blog series, we are holding a 2-workshop series. The first workshop will cover the scientific studies that have been done regarding inequality in STEM, while the second workshop will focus on developing action plans that we can follow up on to disseminate this data and advocate for better interventions.
Are you wondering what is happening at our borders to those wishing to immigrant or seek asylum to the U.S.?
We are hosting an evening discussion with Tahirih Justice Center Bay Area Executive Director and immigration attorney, Morgan Weibel.
Join us to learn how you can help. We will discuss the ways in which the U.S. is handling asylum seekers and their families at the borders, what the President’s Executive Order really means, and how domestic violence and gang violence protections are being threatened.
Please register to help with the headcount for refreshments: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-climate-of-fear-whats-really-happening-with-immigrants-asylum-seekers-tickets-47281741963
You can also follow this event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1892131174413271/
Ever wondered what strategies biotech companies use to recruit diverse candidates? Want to hear about the organizational culture of those companies? Come hear tips and insights from recruiters and experts on June 20th from 6-8 PM in Alway M112 (see attached flyer).
The event will have two parts:
Part I: Q&A session with the following panelists:
Matt Valentino-Calico Life Sciences
Part II: Dinner (FREE!) and Meet&Greet session
Let’s Have an Awesome Time Doing Science (LHAATDS) is back for its third year at Stanford! LHAATDS is a symposium that brings in fantastic, thoughtful scientists to give talks on how we can improve ourselves as scientists and improve the community around us. To be clear, these are not research talks.
This year, we will hear talks from the following speakers on these topics:
Russ Altman | Writing
Carolyn Bertozzi | TBD
Aida Habtezion | Resilience
Dan Jarosz | Collaboration
Susan Marqusee | Persistence
This year’s LHAATDS will take place on May 29th from 12:30-4pm at LKSC Berg Hall. Snacks and coffee/tea will be provided and a reception will follow.
If you are interested, please register at this link: https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a3IkJNBG2fa9c21. Registration is not mandatory for attendance, but it helps us to plan out logistics.
Our Spring quarter General Meeting will be held Friday April 27th at 12-1pm in the LKSC Reading Room! Lunch will be Zadna’s Mediterranean food. Please RSVP for food estimates: https://goo.gl/forms/JY1gsLlqK9hXZsMq2
- Past events and their impact
- Upcoming events and ways to get involved
- Nominations and Elections for 2018-2019 BioAIMS Officers
- SURPAS update
- Open forum
We hope that you can join us for this exciting talk on diversity and teams by Professor Scott E. Page. Scott is a leading expert on diversity and complex systems whose research uses models and data to reveal the bonus that diversity provides teams faced with complex problems.
RSVP here by Sunday, April 15, 2018
Meet scientists who work for our state government in Sacramento! Including visits to the CalEPA, Assemblymember Marc Berman, CCST, California Dept. of Education, and California Dept. of Food and Agriculture, plus a happy hour with young professionals in the Dept. of Energy!
The event will begin with a 1-hour ‘fireside chat’ / Q&A session with Dr. Ayodele Thomas, Associate Dean for Graduate Education & Diversity. In 2005, Dr. Thomas became the first black woman to receive a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford, and since then, she has dedicated her career to advancing graduate education and increasing opportunities for underrepresented students. Her talk will be followed by a reception celebrating the achievements of women in science, including food and drinks. Attendance at the talk is not required to attend the reception.
Event details: Monday March 26th in Alway. 3-4 PM: Fireside chat with Dr. Thomas in Alway M112, 4-5:30 PM: Reception and celebration of women in science in the Alway courtyard.
Join BioAIMS Monday, March 19th from 3-4 PM in Alway M112 for a discussion on science policy in California government with Dr. Bruce E. Cain, professor of political science and the Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West.
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/XjbYPhwg0aFHDXOj1. (RSVP not required to attend.)
Stanford HyPE: High School to PhD Exploration Day. This is the second year we’ve put this event together, which invites ~100 Bay Area high school students to campus for a day. The students are primarily from first generation, low-income, and/or under-represented communities. We discuss the many educational and career paths in Bioscience that employ a PhD and research with the goal of inspiring them to pursue a higher education. Our hope is that we can diversify the next generation of scientists by reaching students who are less likely to be familiar with this information or these opportunities earlier on in their education. The event includes science lab tours, college admissions discussion, hands-on science activities, explanation of a PhD, panel of current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a campus tour.