Building Inclusive STEM Communities through Partnership with Students: The Being Human in STEM (HSTEM) Initiative

Tuesday, December 1st

1:00pm PT | 2:00pm MT | 3:00pm CT | 4:00pm ET


Sarah Bunnell, Associate Director and STEM Specialist, Amherst College Center for Teaching and Learning

Webinar Description

Click to view or download the webinar recording (MP4 Video 715.4MB Dec2 20).
Following a four-day sit-in protesting the experiences of marginalized students on campus, faculty, students, and staff at Amherst College have worked to build the Being Human in STEM initiative, which seeks to encourage participants to recognize how their humanness shapes their experiences in STEM, to read the literature on past diversity and inclusion efforts in STEM, and to construct meaningful partnerships focused on action projects to enhance everyone's sense of belonging in STEM. This webinar will discuss the Being Human in STEM initiative and share concrete strategies that we've developed through partnership with students to enhance the inclusiveness of our STEM classrooms.

Webinar Goals

In this webinar, participants will:

  • be introduced to the Being Human in STEM mission and initiative
  • learn about how Being Human in STEM has helped facilitate inclusive environments and support diversity
  • engage with strategies for reshaping STEM classrooms and laboratories so that humans of all identities can thrive and flourish


Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
Accessing the Webinar: Instructions for joining the webinar will be email to participants the day before the event. Learn more about accessing the webinar.
Questions? Please contact Mitchell Bender-Awalt ( if you have any questions about this event.