2018 Massachusetts PKAL Network Winter Meeting

​Supporting All STEM Students

January 10, 2018
Bridgewater State University
125 Burrill Avenue
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Joint Student Meeting: 
You Can Do It: Create Your Own Student Organization that Supports Multicultural STEM Student Success 

Sponsored by Inclusive Advancement of Multicultural Students in STEM (IAMSSTEM) and the Bridgewater State University Division of Student Success and Diversity

Please join the Massachusetts PKAL Regional Network for a winter meeting focused on 'Supporting All STEM Students." Faculty and administrators are encouraged to attend. 

In conjunction with the PKAL Meeting, undergraduate students are invited to attend the joint event, "You Can Do It: Create Your Own Student Organizations that Support Multicultural STEM Student Success." Student attendance is supported by Bridgewater State’s Inclusive Advancement of Multicultural Students in STEM (IAMSSTEM) and Division of Student Success & Diversity.  Student attendees will share experiences, and work to create new, or strengthen existing, STEM student organizations supporting under-represented students in STEM fields.

Faculty will attend morning workshops that expand their understanding of societal factors impacting the success of traditionally underserved college students.  Afternoon workshops will provide the opportunity to plan for implementing inclusive pedagogy and advising practices.

All participants will benefit from the perspective of Dr. Keith Crawford, director of the Center for Molecular Orthopedic Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a member of Harvard Medical School’s faculty.  In addition, attendees will benefit from a lunchtime panel of students who will share their experiences as traditionally underserved students in STEM fields.    

2- and 4-year colleges and universities are invited to send teams of up to four students at no charge.  Faculty or staff from institutions with student attendees will meet with their student team at the conclusion of the meeting to review action plans and next steps for their student groups at the home campus.

Click here to view the preliminary agenda. 

Registration
Registration is online.  Registration is $55 per person and includes breakfast and lunch.  Registration is free for students, as well as for faculty and staff from Community Colleges.  The registration deadline is December 15, 2017.

For further information, please contact the meeting co-chairs:
Thomas P. Kling, Bridgewater State University, tkling@bridgew.edu
Martina Arndt, Bridgewater State University, marndt@bridgew.edu