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PNW Race, Racism, Anti-Racism Series: From Barriers and Biases to Belonging: Lessons from a Female Physicist

March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Neeti ParasharNeeti Parashar, Ph.D., Professor of Physics at PNW and  Institution Leader at Fermilab and CERN.

The identity of the scientist implies a sense of belonging, and yet is often undermined by a lack of racial equity. This assertion is borne out by the data which reveals that the percentage of degrees earned by scientists of color dangles perilously in the single digits (AIP, 2019).

This presentation will address certain barriers through the lens of a female physicist – born and raised in a “third world” country, and eventually settled in the world’s most scientifically advanced country. Parashar will present ways to mitigate the systemic behaviors that result in marginalization of certain groups.

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To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion five days prior to the event at edi@pnw.edu, 219-989-2163 (Hammond Campus) or 219-785-5545 (Westville Campus).