CSE Rising to the Moment Lecture Series: “The State of Science and the Need for STEM Advocacy”
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Doors open—6 p.m. (Central)
Lecture—6:30 p.m. (Central)
Join us for the second installment in the College of Science and Engineering’s new public lecture series, "Rising to the Moment," featuring Dr. Jayshree Seth, a 3M corporate scientist and the company’s first chief science advocate.
The future success of businesses, economies, and humanity hinges on the continued advancement of science, and the development of sustainable innovations. This, in turn, is dependent on the inclusion of diverse perspectives inside our organizations and in our communities to bring creative thinking, innovative mindset and scientific prowess together to solve real-world problems. Dr. Seth will provide an overview of the 3M State of Science Index, a global research initiative to uncover what people think of science. Many of the findings highlight the importance of reducing real and perceived barriers to science appreciation and STEM education, not only to ensure that we have a healthy pipeline of future scientists, technologists and engineers to solve the complex and global humanitarian challenges we face, but also for society to accept the solutions. The presentation will also include the impact of the pandemic on the public perception of science, key themes that emerge from the 2020 and 2021 results, and how we can all play a role in science advocacy and advancing diversity in STEM.