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
Term Ends 2023
Chair: Sheena Becker, Corteva
Noel Fong, Nucelis, Inc.
Laura Jarboe, Iowa State University
Vanessa Nepomuceno, University of Illinois
For more information about Diversity Committee opportunities, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC)
May 1-4, 2022, New Orleans, LA
SIMB Annual Meeting and Exhibition
August 7-10, 2022, San Francisco, CA
SIMB Annual Meeting Diversity Travel Award Information + Form (PDF)
Deadline: Deadline: May 10, 2022
RAFT® 14 – Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology
November 6-9, 2022, Bonita Springs, FL
RAFT® Diversity Travel Award Information + Form (PDF)
Deadline: August 19, 2022
International Conference on Natural Products Discovery and Development in the Genomic Era
January 8-12, 2023, San Diego, CA
International Conference on Natural Products Discovery and Development in the Genomic Era Diversity Travel Award Information + Form (PDF)
Deadline: October 14, 2022
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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