On Apr. 29, Mentorship Opportunities in Science and Agriculture for Individuals of Color (MOSAIC) teamed up with the UW–Madison chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) to host a day of professional development programming for campus’ BIPOC community as well as around 30 students from Vincent High School of Agricultural Science, a Milwaukee public high school that connects agriculture with science and technology. Around 55 people participated in the MANRRS X MOSAIC 2022 event, which had the theme “Planting Seeds: Strengthening Agriculture by Growing Ourselves.”
After CALS CDO Louis Macias kicked off the event in the morning, the UW–Madison students attended two workshops: Dealing with impostor syndrome led by Binnu Palta, and strategies for effective time management led by Jenny Faust. During this time the Vincent High students toured the Animal Sciences Building and Babcock Hall.
During lunch break, all attendees got to mingle and interact in the Steenbock Library. Afterwards, there was a panel where Leslie Holland, Manika Clemente, and Donale Richards had the opportunity to talk about their career paths, challenges they’ve faced along the way, and provided empowering advice to the audience. Lastly, the day ended with a Strength Finders workshop, facilitated by Maria Ahmad from the Multicultural Student Center, where participants got to explore their individual strengths and how to use those strengths to advantage.
A couple of photos from the event are below. See the full photo album on the CALS Flickr site.