SMB Diversity Workshop 2021

Society for Mathematics Biology Announcing a workshop addressing Diversity, Equity and inclusion: Critical Dialogue & Changing our Landscape Save the date: March 16, 2021
Image Credit: Onar Primitivo, UC Merced Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
We are enthusiastic to announce a virtual workshop on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on March 26, 2021.


This workshop is being held in connection with and in preparation for the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) taking place June 13-17, 2021

Workshop Mission and Vision Statement: The goal of our workshop is to collaborate towards building a welcoming and inclusive environment within the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) and scientific community more broadly.

We recognize that structural barriers have and continue to limit voices within our field based on race, gender identity or expression, disability status, sexual orientation, and immigration status among others. These barriers marginalize individuals at all educational and career stages.

We invite our community to join us as we engage in a critical reflection of our practices in order to cultivate a culture in which all voices are heard, valued and validated. Together, by sharing stories and identifying concrete actions, we can make space for everyone.


Workshop Organizing Committee

Mark Alber - University of California, Riverside
Paul Atzberger - University of California, Santa Barbara
Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn (Co-Chair) - University of California, Merced
Mario Banuelos (Co-Chair) - California State University, Fresno
Weitao Chen - University of California, Riverside
Erika Rutter- University of California, Merced

Stacey Deleria Finley - University of Southern California
Marcella Gomez - University of California, Santa Cruz
Elissa Schwartz - Washington State University
Suzanne Sindi (Co-Chair) - University of California, Merced
Stacey Smith? - The University of Ottawa
Roya Zandi - University of California, Riverside

Lihong Zhao- University of California, Merced