The Northeastern IPM Center Starts a Diversity in IPM Initiative

The Northeastern IPM Center Starts a Diversity in IPM Initiative

The Northeastern IPM Center is developing a series of articles, roundtables, and talks about Diversity in IPM in 2022, in alignment with the various diversity-focused months throughout the year (Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Disability, Asian Pacific, American Indian, Women).

The goals of this initiative are to:

  • Create a welcoming environment in IPM. Develop awareness of career trajectories.
  • Increase awareness about resources available for young scientists to build their careers.
  • Build community among professionals and develop awareness about inclusivity in IPM.
  • Expand capacity in the Northeast for creating programs such as the PA/NY extension programs for the Hispanic community.

We’re reaching out to our IPM community to seek people who might be interested in:

  • Hosting a panel discussion
  • Presenting research by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) scientists or those from other under-represented communities
  • Interviewing an established or elder BIPOC IPM scientist
  • Contributing information/links/bios about scientists for a Diversity in IPM web page
  • Sharing another idea that we haven’t thought of that you think would be beneficial
  • Please do recommend someone in your network or throw your name in the hat.
  • Please email Jana Hexter with your thoughts, suggestions, or feedback about how to develop this initiative.

 

Contact

Jana Hexter
Northeastern IPM Center
jh30@cornell.edu
(607) 260-6513