John T. Matsui, the Director of the Biology Scholars Program and Assistant Dean of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, will present the Mentoring Keynote address on Saturday, December 3 at 8:30 am at Cell Bio 2022 in Washington, DC. His talk will be “STEM Equity, ‘Good’ Mentoring, and the ‘Hidden Curriculum’.”
Research Statement: My research focus is to identify and eliminate institutional barriers to the success of all biology majors, most especially those from first-to-college, low-income, and minoritized ethnic and gender backgrounds.
Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion: The success of the 4,000 Biology Scholars Program members over 30 years provides strong evidence that, in the “right environment,” individuals from low-income, first-to-college, and minoritized ethnic backgrounds can succeed on par with biology majors at large. The takeaway message is that we must fix our institutions (not our students) to make STEM equitable for all.
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This post was collaboratively written by several ASCB staff members.