Increasing Diversity & Excellence Across STEM (IDEAS)
This speaker series, supported by the Broadening the Bridge initiative, is a joint effort between St. Olaf and Carleton to celebrate the accomplishments and perspectives of scientists and mathematicians underrepresented in these fields. Specifically, the speaker series aims to bring women, racial minorities, and LGBTQA+ scientists and mathematicians, in addition to those with low-income or first-generation-in-college backgrounds, to Carleton and St. Olaf.
We envision that speakers will spend the whole day in Northfield and be available for meals and meetings with students, staff, and faculty, as well as giving a talk that appeals broadly to all students. Travel expenses, meals, and lodging will be provided, as well as a modest stipend. Transportation will also be provided for students to attend meals and talks.