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ISPRC Call for Proposals: 18th Annual Diversity Challenge


by SIOP Administrative Office

Making Race and Culture Work in the STEM Era

The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) at Boston College will host the 18th Annual Diversity Challenge October 19-20, 2018.  The theme of the conference, held in the suburbs of Boston, is Making Race and Culture Work in the STEM Era: Bringing All People to the Forefront.

ISPRC invites proposals that address some aspect of race and ethnic culture in relation to STEM careers or education. Proposals are due April 23, 2018.

The Institute solicits, designs, and distributes effective interventions with a proactive, practical focus. Each year the Institute addresses a racial or cultural issue that could benefit from a pragmatic, scholarly, or grassroots focus through its Diversity Challenge conference. Conference organizers say, “Diversifying interests in STEM requires examining why some race-gender groups thrive in STEM contexts while others do not.”

The ISPRC seeks to create an interdisciplinary forum in which researchers, practitioners, educators, government officials, and social activists can interact and explore a variety of perspectives and issues while addressing concerns related to race, ethnic culture, and STEM.

Proposals should focus on developments in research, professional practice, education, community activities, or activism pertaining to race or ethnic culture and STEM.

Presentation formats include workshops and symposium panels, individual presentations, structured discussions, and posters.

Learn more about the 2018 Diversity Challenge here.  View the full Call for Proposals here.