Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - UToledoNSM

“1st NSM Diversity Day”
Friday, April 22, 2022, 12-4:30 PM
Memorial Field House, Main Campus

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to invite you to its 1st NSM Diversity Day!

The goal of this event is to foster and promote a more diverse community of students, faculty and staff. We also want to encourage collaboration among people of different backgrounds. We believe that an inclusive work environment provides an atmosphere that allows all individuals to attain their greatest potential and achieve the greatest benefits for all.

There will be two outstanding guest speakers and a poster session showcasing the research, teaching and service at the University of Toledo. The event will also include an awards ceremony to recognize the Best Poster presentations and Diversity Achievements of students, faculty and staff from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Everybody is welcome to attend! You do not need to be a member of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics to participate.

  • Registration and Poster Submission (closed)
  • Nomination for Diversity Achievement Award (closed)


12 p.m. | Opening Remarks
12:15 p.m. | Introduction to Keynote Speaker
12:30 p.m. | Memorial Field House Auditorium, FH 2100

B MontgomeryKeynote Lecture: "Mentoring Well: Building Bridges to Access and Success", Dr. Beronda Montgomery, MSU Foundation Professor, Michigan State University

Moderator: Dr. Rupali Chandar, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UToledo

1:30 p.m.

Leslie McMurrayGuest Lecture: “The Celebration and Risks of Transgender Visibility”, Leslie McMurray, Transgender Education and Advocacy Associate, Resource Center (virtual).

Moderator: Danielle Lutman, Program Manager for Gender Equity Student Initiatives, UToledo

2:30 p.m. | Memorial Field House, Town Square 1235 
  Poster Session/Hors d ’Oeuvres/Drinks
4 p.m. | Memorial Field House, Town Square 1235 
  Awards and Poster Prizes
4:15 p.m. 
  Closing Remarks

poster details:

1st NSM Diversity Day – Call for Posters

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites students, faculty and staff to present posters at the 1st NSM Diversity Day, Friday, April 22, 2022. Posters on initiatives to increase diversity in STEM fields, or by student diversity organizations, are especially welcome, but posters showcasing your research, teaching and service activities are encouraged as well. Two posters per department will be awarded a “Best poster” award with $100.

A few things to help you get ready …
    • The poster session will take place from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM in the Memorial Field House Square Town 1235. This room will be open all day. You are free to drop off your poster and set-up any time from 8:00 AM - 12 PM.
    • Maximum poster dimension is 36in x 48in (L x W).
    • We will provide easels and push pins that you can use to display your poster.
    • During the poster session, we ask that you remain at the display to answer questions and discuss informally the contents of your poster.
    • We will have Hors d ’Oeuvres and drinks during the poster session.

We look forward to seeing you there and hearing about your research!
NSM Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Diversity Achievement Awards:

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Diversity and Inclusion Committee is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Diversity Achievement Awards. These awards recognize underrepresented minority undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff for their significant contributions in one or more of these categories: academic performance, teaching, research or service. Two faculty members, two undergraduate students, two graduate students and two staff members, per department, will be recognized on the “1st NSM Diversity Day” on April 22, 2022. Award winners will receive a signed certificate and a cash award of $300.

Please support us in our efforts to show that we truly value academic excellence and contributions in teaching, research and service by nominating a minority colleague whose exemplary performance in these areas deserves to be recognized and celebrated!

Eligibility Requirements:
To be considered nominees must be an employee/student at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and belong to at least one of the following categories:

    • LGBTQ+ community
    • Individuals with disabilities
    • Black or African Americans
    • Hispanos or Latinos
    • Natives American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, and individuals who report more than one race and are not Hispanic
    • Individuals from socioeconomic disadvantaged backgrounds
    • Women (note: ONLY for the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics & Astronomy and Mathematics & Statistics. In these fields women are severely underrepresented.)

You cannot nominate yourself for these awards.

Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022

Last Updated: 7/15/24