The mission of the SIMB Diversity Committee is to integrate cultural sensitivity and a commitment to gender, racial and ethnic diversity throughout the organizational structure of SIMB and the broader community of Biotechnology.
Who we are
Susan Bagley – Michigan Technological University
Raul Cano – California Polytechnic University
Sheena Becker – Dow AgriSciences
Noel Fong – Nucelis, Inc.
Laura Jarboe – Iowa State University
Felipe Sarmiento – Swissaustral USA
Sara Shields-Menard – Mississippi State University
Ad hoc members
Nigel Mouncey – DOE Joint Genome Institute
For more information about Diversity Committee opportunities, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spotlight on Diversity
A brief “interview with Olivia Thompson”.
Diversity Travel Award
The SIMB Diversity Travel Award has been established to promote diversity and to increase the participation of underrepresented minority groups in SIMB among the graduate students making presentations at any SIMB sponsored meeting.
The travel award will be offered for up to 2 winners at SIMB-sponsored meetings.
General Diversity Award Information (PDF)
Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology
October 29 – November 1, 2017, Bonita Springs, FL
2017 RAFT™ Diversity Travel Award Form (PDF) – Deadline: August 15, 2017
Natural Product Discovery and Development in the Genomic Era
January 21 – 24, 2018, Clearwater Beach, FL
2018 Natural Products Diversity Travel Award Form (PDF) – Deadline: October 15, 2017
Annual Meeting Diversity Session
A special topic session will be convened by Raul Cano and Laura Jarboe at the 2017 SIMB Annual Meeting and Exhibition on Implicit bias in the workplace..
Microaggressions: An Obstacle in the Workplace, or an Opportunity for Growth?
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Building Community for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Scientists
Scott Smith, Gerard Buckley, James DeCaro, Steve Barnett, and Steve Dewhurst
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