Unconscious Bias Workshop | AIChE

Join our virtual presentation and panel discussion on unconscious bias and why it matters in STEM and Engineering.

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August 10th, 1:00 - 3:30 PM EST

Welcome & Introduction

Cynthia Murphy-Ortega, Manager of University Partnerships & Association Relations, Chevron 

Dr. Sindia Rivera-Jimenez, Lecturer, Department of Engineering Education and Affiliate Faculty, Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida


Overview of research and its applicability in workplaces, academia, and communities

  • Engineering data sets
  • Demographic trends

Define key Diversity, Equity and Inclusion terms

  • Develop deeper understanding of the intersection of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • What is Unconscious Bias?
  • How does it impact interactions in the workplace and academic environments
  • Learn techniques to avoid common pitfalls and strategies to lessen frequency

Summation and Q&A 

Panel Discussion, Courageous Conversations 

A practical discussion on diversity in professional settings featuring experiences from industry and academia.

  • Niall Sugrue, Engineering Lead, Merck
  • Zenaida Otero Gephardt, Professor, Rowan University

Audience Q&A

Program Conclusion

This workshop is valued at $250 and is being offered to AIChE members for $25. Visit https://www.aiche.org/giving to learn more. Seats are limited, and pre-registration is recommended.