Feb 12, 2021

Dear campus community,

As part of the “This Is What a Scientist/Engineer Looks Like” program, UCI students, faculty and staff are invited to a session focused on resources and mentoring from 12-1 p.m. on Friday, February 19. The event aims to support success among students and faculty in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) through personal narratives about the pathways for thriving in these fields.

RSVP to obtain the zoom link to this eventhttps://uciadvance.wufoo.com/forms/qe2v6bw0rhskcg/

Zoom links to the events will be provided upon submission of RSVPs.

Atena Zahedi, UC President’s postdoctoral fellow from the UCI Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, will offer insights about her path, applications of her current research, and resources used to succeed in STEMM. A former National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), Atena was among a team of researchers who found that electronic cigarettes – often targeted to youth and pregnant women – produced a stress response in neural stem cells that threatened brain function. She joins to share her story about the resources and events that shaped her path in STEMM.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear from UCI advocates across the campus about best strategies to support funding, mentoring, and thriving in their career pursuits.

This event is supported by the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence, UCI Samueli School of Engineering and Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences Office of Access & Inclusion, and Calit2.

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Douglas M. Haynes, Ph.D. (Pronouns: he/him/his)
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer
Director, ADVANCE Program
Professor of History