Fall 2021 DEI Events and Workshops


September 28 – College Town Hall with Diversity & Inclusion Campus Climate Survey Results (F2F/Zoom, AME 106, 5 pm) – open to all students, faculty and staff. We will present the findings of our D&I Campus Climate Survey from Fall 2020 and the comparison of our climate against other institutions nationwide. Live Q&A and a chance to talk about diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus and beyond. More info here

October 1 – LatinX Affinity Group Lunch (FSU Golf Club, 12:00 pm) Open to all faculty and staff that identify as Hispanic/LatinX and work at the college. Join us for a Dutch Treat (everyone buys own lunch) at the golf club grille across the street from our campus. (Note: the grille is a cashless facility so bring your credit card to purchase your table service meal.) There are limited seats available, so sign up now: https://famu-fsu-engineering.forms-db.com/view.php?id=155445

October 22 – Green & Gold Tailgate (outside B building, 4:00 – 6:30 pm, catered by 4Rivers BBQ with live performances from both FAMU and FSU special programs) Bring the kids and your friends to this annual celebration of the green and gold traditions of FAMU and FSU. Music, lawn games, giveaways and more for all engineering students, faculty, staff and alumni. Wear your school colors and join us on the lawn.

October 29 - Metathinking: Secret Superpowers of an ADHD Brain (F2F, Location TBD, 1:00 – 2:00 pm) Dr. Scott Thourson, faculty member in chemical & biomedical engineering, shares the metathinking skills he learned as an adolescent with ADHD that can help anyone—neurodiverse or neurotypical—succeed and actually learn the first time from inevitable mistakes. Join us for pizza, presentation and Q&A! Register: https://famu-fsu-engineering.forms-db.com/edit_form.php?id=159181&t=1632519155708



October 8 – Embracing Diversity” Staff DEI Workshop (F2F, A-105, 9:00 – 10:30 am, includes breakfast!) – open to all staff at FAMU-FSU Engineering. The objectives of this training are to provide employees with knowledge and resources to create inclusive, harassment-free workplaces; promote reporting of inappropriate behavior and ensuring efficient response; and introduce available resources to support diversity and inclusion at the college. Register here: https://famu-fsu-engineering.forms-db.com/view.php?id=156666



October 27 – Let’s Talk About the Classroom: Faculty Q&A About Inclusive Teaching & Classroom Climate (F2F, A-337, 9:00 – 11:00 am, includes breakfast!) Continued by popular demand! Learn how creating an inclusive teaching and classroom climate can not only make your instruction more powerful, but also actually increase the learning that happens in the room. FSU’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Register here: https://famu-fsu-engineering.forms-db.com/view.php?id=157432

November 5 – Faculty Training on DEI and Cultural Competency & Conflict (F2F/Zoom, A-105, 1:00 – 3:30 pm) Join Dr. Aaron Anderson, Jyotsna Vanapalli and a UMich faculty member to discuss how cultural competency can help with faculty-faculty conflict and create better relationships among peers in academia. Register: https://famu-fsu-engineering.forms-db.com/view.php?id=157679

November 12 – Let’s Talk About the Lab (F2F/Zoom, A-105, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, includes lunch!) Faculty panel session and Q&A about inclusive teaching and lab climate (grad student interactions-focused) Register: https://famu-fsu-engineering.forms-db.com/view.php?id=158433


Interested in getting involved in our DEI efforts? Learn more about our Let’s Start Here initiative.