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Minority Affairs/Diversity Committee-Sponsored Activities

The Minority Affairs/Diversity Committee provides mentoring, resources, and communication to SSR members who self-identify as underrepresented, including those from underrepresented populations and individuals with disabilities. The committee also advocates to the Board of Directors and Society as needed and works to ensure appropriate access and representation.

For more information about the Minority Affairs/Diversity Committee, please see the Minority Affairs/Diversity Committee page.

Travel Awards and Fellowships for Underrepresented Trainees and Junior Faculty

Minorities shall be defined as underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, members of racial and ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.

Lunch Symposium and Reception (open to all)

The Minority Affairs/Diversity Symposium will occur on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 from 11:30 am–1:00 pm in the Palais des congrès, Room 519.

Our featured speaker is Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley), who will discuss his work on the pesticide atrazine, a very common environmental contaminant that acts as an endocrine disruptor to demasculinize and feminize male gonads. The symposium is intended to educate and inspire attendees about the compelling work being accomplished in the reproductive sciences by researchers and clinicians in academia and in industry. Dr. Hayes has given talks to a wide variety of audiences both in person and online via YouTube and TED talks.

There is no fee to attend the symposium, but you must formally register for it in order to receive a boxed lunch.

Exhibit Booth

Stop by the Minority Affairs/Diversity Committee booth to learn more about the opportunities provided by this committee: