Trans Allyship Safe Zone Ally Training Workshop | AIChE

Safe Zone Ally Training workshops are interactive, research-informed workshops that seek to foster a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM, through building participant knowledge and skills and creating a visible network of allies. Faculty, students, administrators, staff, and other professionals are welcome to participate in these workshops.

This Trans Allyship Safe Zone Ally Training workshop will describe the concepts of sex and gender as they relate to trans individuals, explore the climate for trans individuals in engineering and STEM and its broader impacts and implications, and share strategies that contribute to an inclusive environment for LGBTQ individuals, particularly trans individuals.

ASEE Safe Zone Ally Training workshops are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Grant Nos. EEC-1539140 and EEC-1748499. 

This webinar is presented in partnership with ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) and as part of AIChE's Diversity & Inclusion initiative, which includes an initiative for LGBTQ+ Engineers and their allies


Kyle Trenshaw

Kyle Trenshaw currently works at the University of Rochester as the Assistant Director for STEM Education at The Learning Center (TLC). He uses his experiences as a student and postdoc in engineering fields to inform his research on improving STEM teaching and learning for future students, particularly those from marginalized populations. His interests include narratives and storytelling in the classroom, practicing mindfulness as a form of resilience, and broadening participation in STEM fields at all levels and in all disciplines.

Patrice Storey

Storey brings to the College of Engineering an extensive university background. Most recently, she served eight years in the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, where she successfully implemented several 3+1 transfer degree programs. She has served as the DEI liaison for poultry science, served on the Bumpers College DEI committee and as a co-adviser for the Minorities in Agricultural, Natural Resources and Related Sciences. Before her move to the U of A, she worked at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in similar capacity.

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