STEM Inclusion Summit

Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The Research for Inclusive STEM Education (RISE) Center is sponsoring the second annual STEM Inclusion Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The purpose of the summit is to convene the ASU community to learn about current research and initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM at ASU. All speakers are invited and there are opportunities for individuals to present their own research, teaching strategies, or initiative as either a poster or information booth! This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your work or initiative and to meet other like-minded folks at ASU.

Two female scientists working in a lab.

Do you conduct research on inclusive STEM education? Have you found a way to help students feel more like they belong in your science course? Do you run a program that helps support marginalized students in science? Register here to present your work as a poster at the STEM Inclusion Summit! Anyone is welcome to present: undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and faculty.

Do you run a program that helps support marginalized students in science? Are you part of a club that should be represented at a summit focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion? Do you have a grant that supports scholarships for underserved students? Register here for an information booth to help broaden awareness about your organization or initiative at the STEM Inclusion Summit.

Hosted by

Research for Inclusive
STEM Education (RISE) Center


Memorial Union
Arizona Ballroom


Wednesday, Oct. 18,
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Summit schedule

Time Session Presenter
8:30 a.m. Check-in and light breakfast
9 a.m. Introduction to summit Katelyn Cooper
9:10 a.m. Welcome remarks Sara Brownell
9:15 a.m. Opening keynote  Kelly McDonald
10:30 a.m. Research for Inclusive STEM Education - Part I

Women and LGBTQ+ students disproportionately experience fear of negative evaluation in active science learning classrooms

Jynx Pigart 
A single session intervention increases undergraduate confidence in small group, whole class, and one-on-one discussions in active learning college biology courses Katelyn Cooper
Inclusive language analytics: Appreciating variance in how students write Rod Roscoe
Perspectives from undergraduate science instructors: Are we equipped to effectively accommodate students with disabilities in our classrooms? Emma Goodwin
11:30 a.m. Online Learning and Inclusion
Only half-way there: Access versus inclusion online Ian Gould
Dreamscape Learn Research: Exploring students' intersectional identities Annie Hale
ASU’s Inclusive Excellence Project: exploring differences between fully online and in-person degree programs Jim Collins
Designing for Inclusion at the Molecular Level Ariel Anbar
12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Poster Session 1
2 p.m. Research for Inclusive STEM Education - Part II
Queer of Color Realities in STEM Antonio Duran
Changing paradigms to support recruitment of Native American faculty in engineering Kristen Parrish
Different, Not Deficient: Leveraging Virtual Reality to Cultivate Awareness of the Neurodiverse Engineering Student Learning Experience Brooke Coley
2:30 p.m. ASU initiatives aimed at inclusion
ADVANCE Sharon Hall
Inequities in Tenure and Promotion: Recommendations Marisol Perez
The Center for Broadening Participation in STEM at Arizona State University Caroline VanIngen-Dunn
Closing Remarks Lisa Magaña
3:30 p.m. Poster Session 2 and social hour

In-person registration

The STEM Inclusion Summit will be held in-person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Arizona Ballroom at the Memorial Union. 
Not able to join us for a full day? You can register for individual sections!

In-person registration will close on Sunday, October 8.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Virtual registration

The STEM Inclusion Summit will be available virtually! All keynote speakers and lighting talks will be available to be viewed in real time.

Please register as a virtual attendee to receive the Zoom webinar link. Virtual registration will be open until 8 a.m. the day of the summit.

Invited talks

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Poster printing it available on campus through the VisLab. Digital and hard copy proof options are available to review your poster before printing. Please visit the VisLab website to submit your conference poster.

Submit your poster


Sam Maas

Lauren Halley

Past Inclusion Summits