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ADVANCE EiSCC $50 Virtual Ticket

Can't make it to Baltimore this summer to join us at the ADVANCE EiSCC? There is also a virtual ticket option for just $50.

Virtual attendees will have access to the live streamed plenary sessions through the WEPAN Events App. Additionally, virtual attendees have event app access for networking, viewing presenter materials, and using other features (please note the ARC Network member discount does not apply).

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Keynote Speakers for the 2024 ADVANCE EiSCC

For the keynote dinner on Tuesday, June 4th, 6-8 pm, our speakers are:

  • Jessica Hernandez, an Indigenous scholar and author of the award-winning book Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science
  • Lydia Jennings, an Indigenous soil scientist, science communicator, and runner
  • Chelsey Juarez, a forensic anthropologist and community advocate

For the closing keynote on Wednesday, June 5th, 1:15-2:30 pm, our speaker is:

  • Autumn Asher BlackDeer, a queer anti-colonial Indigenous scholar-activist

If you have not yet registered for the 2024 ADVANCE EiSCC, you can do so at:

All members of the ARC Network receive a $50 discount on registration.

There is also a virtual ticket option for $50. Virtual attendees will have access to the live streamed plenary sessions through the WEPAN Events App. Additionally, virtual attendees have event app access for networking, viewing presenter materials, and using other features (please note the ARC Network member discount does not apply)

For any questions or concerns, please reach out to

Online Survey: Trans/Nonbinary Experiences with Stressful Events

FORGE, in partnership with researchers at UW-Milwaukee and UT Knoxville, is conducting a study to look at trans and nonbinary people’s experiences with stressful events.

The purpose of this research study is to better understand how stressful life events, including anti-trans issues, affect trans and nonbinary individuals. Participation will last for approximately 60 minutes. Take the survey at:

Disrupting Ableism and Advancing STEM: A Year of Reflections and Action

Join the National Academies for a reflective set of discussions on the anniversary of the NSF-sponsored conference series! Building on the transformational conversation series, Disrupting Ableism and Advancing STEM, from June 2023, speakers and panelists will return to share reflections and progress towards accessibility and inclusivity. In this anniversary event, please join us as they discuss some of their lessons learned, how their respective institutions are working towards accessibility, and where they hope this critical area of STEM policy will go in the future.

Speakers include:

  • Christopher Atchison, PhD, Program Director, Division of Equity for Excellence in STEM (EES), Directorate for STEM Education (EDU), National Science Foundation
  • Laura Castillo-Page, PhD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Logan Gin, PhD, Assistant Director, STEM Education, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University
  • Marcia McNutt, PhD, President of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Kate Mittendorf, PhD, Senior Staff Scientist, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Yvette Pearson, PhD, Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Texas
  • Bonnie Swenor, PhD, Chair of Planning Committee, Director, Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center
  • Holden Thorp, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Science

Registration is linked here. For more information, visit the event webpage through this link.

Symposium on Leadership and Equity to Advance All Faculty (LEAF)

The Villanova Initiative to Support Inclusiveness and Build Leaders (VISIBLE) is proud to present the inaugural Symposium on Leadership and Equity to Advance All Faculty (LEAF) on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Thursday, May 23, 2024 at the Inn at Villanova University.

The LEAF Symposium will feature:

  • Keynote addresses from Dr. Monica Cox and Dr. Ramón Barthelemy.
  • Praxis and research-based sessions on improving equity for faculty.
  • Pre-conference interactive performances and from DEI-focused theatre troupes.
  • Opportunities to build formal and informal networks with other attendees.

Read more and register at:

Career Opportunities

Program Manager for Equity and Inclusion, Colorado School of Mines

The Program Manager for Equity and Inclusion will provide leadership in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of intersectional programming to support the advancement of underrepresented faculty and staff. The position will collaborate with key campus partners and academic departments to evaluate policies and practices to foster an inclusive academic culture. Additionally, the Program Manager will develop and facilitate DEI learning opportunities to further DEI knowledge and application across campus.

The full job posting can be found here:


TIPA Webinar Series Now Available

WEPAN partnered with Qualcomm to host a webinar series exploring topics covered in The Inventor’s Patent Academy (TIPA, with each of the three webinars aligning with a TIPA module. TIPA, created in partnership by Qualcomm and Invent Together, is a free patent education course that supports historically underrepresented inventors in understanding patenting, intellectual property, and how to navigate the patenting system.

  • The first webinar, “Promoting Equitable Innovation,” featured four inventors who shared their patent successes and challenges as well as strategies, tools, and tips for navigating the patent journey, and is available to watch here.
  • The second webinar, “Understanding Patent Law,” covered the specifics of patents, patent rights, and duration, including the steps of applying for a patent and the professionals, such as patent attorneys and patent agents, who play a key role in the process, and is available to watch here.
  • The third webinar, "Working with the Patent Office," covered how to write claims, office actions and responses, and activities that occur after a patent issues, and is available to watch here.

VVS & ERW Digest

Collected resources and news regarding our Virtual Visiting Scholars andEmerging Research Workshops.

Read and Give Feedback on the Latest ARC Emerging Research Workshop Reports

The two newest reports from the ARC Network's Emerging Research Workshops have been released. The reports, "Using Big Data and Algorithms to Foster Equity in STEM" and "Cultivating Equity In STEM Through Inclusive Language," cover research and promising practices on each of the topics and suggest new directions for future work. We invite the community to share their expertise on the topics. To read the reports and share your input visit

Equity in the News

A selection of equity, diversity, and inclusion-related articles.

"Tracking Higher Ed’s Dismantling of DEI" by E. Gretzinger and M. Hicks in The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle is tracking higher ed’s dismantling of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. As colleges make changes in response to anti-DEI legislation and mounting political pressure, an inconsistent and confusing landscape has emerged. This resource aims to document the changes and help readers better understand how the campaign against DEI has actually reshaped campuses.

This tracker collects changes that public colleges have made to offices, jobs, training, diversity statements, and other DEI-related activities as the result of bills, executive orders, system mandates, and other state-level actions since January 2023.

Equity Resources

Publications, reports, or communications relevant to equity in the academy. All resources listed below are available in the ARC Network online resource library.

"Decolonizing big data: addressing data colonialism in social work’s grand challenges" by A. BlackDeer

“The acceleration and escalation of datafication has increased interest in advancing the use of big data throughout social work. While one of the current Grand Challenges of Social Work focuses on harnessing technology for the social good, the present work expands on this endeavor with a particular focus on big data in social work . . . this work delineates how social work can rise to the occasion, remain dedicated to social justice, and work to decolonize big data."

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