Hello world!

Are you currently a student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale or Southeast Missouri State University and interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)? Are you concerned about diversity in your department and classes? Welcome to Diversify STEM! We are a new student group that founded just this summer!

The purpose of Diversify STEM is to support, advocate and celebrate diversity in STEM. We also aim to broadly promote and educate about ally-ship in STEM. Our group aims to provide a safe and professional group that creates an open and welcoming environment for attendees.  We firmly believe that diversity, in all its forms, provides novel perspectives, a richer work experience, and directly reduces discrimination. The group’s primary duties are to provide a forum to connect members with existing campus resources, provide appropriate professional training, and support to underrepresented groups in STEM. The club will also champion equal opportunities and rights for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, race, religion, abilities, or socioeconomical status, and advocate for more progressive, inclusive policies in members’ departments/colleges.

Interested in helping out? We are looking for officers! Please attend our first Fall 2019 meeting this coming September (stay tuned for schedule)