Measuring Diversity and Inclusion in Large Foundational STEM Courses with Dr. Ramón Barthelemy

Thursday, February 20 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

Topics associated with diversity and inclusion in higher education STEM disciplines have been an increasing focus of researchers and major national and federal organizations over the last two decades. While their work has broadly examined student life on campus and in the workforce, it has less frequently examined less issues pertaining to large foundational courses (FCs) in STEM, where the majority of STEM students are taught and possibly leave STEM majors. Three important areas emerge when considering diversity and inclusion in STEM FCs: 1) The individual student experience as it pertains to their sense of self, comfort, and belonging; 2) how the courses are taught; and (3 the curricula used by faculty in these courses. This talk will reflect on each of these major areas and offer recommendations for moving forward with research.

Ramón Barthelemy is a former Fulbright and AAAS Science Policy Fellow dedicated to equity and inclusion in physics and STEM education. Dr. Barthelemy’s work has included studying the experiences of women in graduate physics and astronomy, LGBTQ persistence in the field of physics, and the motivations of students to pursue physics in Finland. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics and a Doctorate in Physics Education Research. He is currently an assistant professor in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Utah.

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Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning
CITRAL, UC Santa Barbara Library, Room 1576

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff


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