Volunteers needed for Diverse Scientists Panel

Would you like to help inspire the next generation of scientists and broaden participation in STEM? If so, Sennett Middle School needs your help!

On Friday, April 9, we would like to form a ‘Diverse Scientists Panel’ to talk with students about careers in STEM disciplines . There are 3 questions to guide presentations: Who are you? What do you do? How did you get to where you are? The purpose of the panel is to convey to students that many different people conduct science across a wide range of disciplines. We welcome participants from all personal and professional backgrounds to share their experiences and motivation with students! We want to show students from all races, ethnicities, genders, income levels, and academic interests that they can pursue a career in STEM.

There will be 3, 1-hour-long sessions (8, 9, & 10am) for ~210 students in an auditorium setting which has capabilities for playing video in various forms (in case short videos exist that show scientists doing their work that could accompany the panelists comments). Presenters would be welcome to participate in any or all sessions.

Please contact Tom Browne in CALS Undergraduate Programs and Services ( for more information or if you would like to serve as a panelist.