Annual Granville Academy explores diversity and inclusion with undergraduate researchers

Granville Academy is a week of diversity and inclusion workshops for undergraduate students doing summer research in astronomy and physics. Designed by physics professor Meg Urry and former Yale lecturer Louise Edwards as part of their National Science Foundation program on the “Accretion History of Active Galactic Nuclei,”  this year’s Granville Academy workshops were led by Urry, physics graduate student Charles Brown, and associate professor of physics Reina Maruyama.  In a survey taken at the end of the program, the eighteen attendees reported that they had learned a lot and were glad to have participated in this kind of program.

PHYS 107 course, Being Human in STEM, examines inclusivity in STEM

Since 2016, the Yale Physics Department has hosted the undergraduate course “Being Human in STEM,” a collaboratively-designed, project-oriented course that seeks to examine, understand, and disseminate how diversity of gender, race, religion, sexuality, economic circumstances, etc. shape the STEM experience at Yale and nationally, and that seeks to formulate and implement solutions to issues that are identified. 

Elizabeth Ruddy’s dance with physics and a world of possibilities

Elizabeth Ruddy’s bright college years have been filled with pirouettes, particles, and possibilities.  Ruddy, a graduating senior in Berkeley College, came to Yale from Needham, Mass., with a determination to be open to new pursuits. She’d spent a fair amount of her childhood devoted to ballet; what else would she explore at Yale? Read the YaleNews story.

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