CEO Forums

CEO’s monthly forum series brings together educators, practitioners, and researchers who share a common interest in STEM education and outreach. These events are open to all. A list of recent and upcoming forums is below. Forums are available for viewing on the CEO YouTube Channel. CEO’s monthly forum series brings together educators, practitioners, and researchers who share a common interest in STEM education and outreach. These events are open to all, and most are available for viewing on the CEO YouTube Channel.

Upcoming forum:

Wednesday, March 17⋅12:00 – 1:30 pm. Life during COVID-19: Perspectives from STEM majors at UC Berkeley. This panel discussion will be centered around the undergraduate experience at UC Berkeley during the current academic year when most lectures, labs, discussion sessions, and exams have been conducted remotely. Five students from different STEM disciplines will discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their learning, research, and academic support/advising. What are the challenges and benefits of distance learning, for both instructors and students? The panel will be moderated by a graduate student who worked as a GSI in Fall 2020. Moderator: Anthony Garcia, 1st-year doctoral student, Chemistry, he/him. Speakers: Yueyi Che, 3rd-year undergraduate, Geology, she/her; Adriana Guzman, 3rd-year undergraduate, Psychology, she/her; Julio Jaramillo, AppliedMathematics, he/him; Susana Torres-Londono, recent graduate, Physics, she/her. This event is intended for students and educators at all levels of higher education.  REGISTER HERE.

Past forums:

Tuesday, Dec 15, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Distance Learning, Virtual Outreach & COVID: How to Design Effective Programs. Speakers: Megan Ennes, Assistant Curator museum education, University of Florida; Reyna Lee Hamilton, Manager School Programs at Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley; Ziada Tewelde, Senior Program Manager, Graduate Student Teaching and Resource Center, UC Berkeley; Lisa White, Director of Education and Outreach, UC Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley. | The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound effects on the education field, including rapidly accelerating the trend toward distance learning. How can those working in informal education, science communication, and STEM outreach contend with this trend? In what ways can they support educators (both formal and informal) facilitating distance learning? How does distance learning complement or compete with the goals of informal education and outreach programs? Our expert panel will delve into how they have adjusted, collaborated, and adopted new ways of working in the virtual space. This presentation is for educators and public outreach specialists who want to use distance learning platforms more effectively.

Tuesday, November 17, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Systemic Racism in Science Communication. Presenter: Dione Rossiter, PhD, Science at Cal. | The importance of increasing public understanding of scientific issues has never been more critical, yet many marginalized communities are not only disproportionately affected by these issues (like health and the environment), they are also not well-served by mainstream science media or traditional educational systems and are faced with long-lived cultural and societal prejudices that perpetuate inequality. By directly involving specific communities in the science communication processes, addressing issues of increasing importance to the communities, and presenting scientific role models and spokespersons from within those communities, we can begin to ensure that science communication and education really are available and accessible to all. This presentation is intended for scientists at all career stages and for anyone who communicates science to public audiences and is interested in race and equity.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Outreach & Engagement in a Time of Distancing. ModeratorFaith M. Dukes, PhD, Manager of K-12 STEM Education Programs, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Panelists: Courtenay Carr Heuer, Executive Director, Scientific Adventures for Girls; Anne Sawiris, Site Director, SMASH Berkeley; Tyler Chuck, Senior Outreach & Engagement Manager, Community Resources for Science. |  This forum highlights examples, best practices, and lessons learned from the past 6 months of adapting in-person programs to distance-based outreach and engagement with K-12 learners. The session will include a blended panel presentation plus Q & A. This event was recorded and is available on the CEO YouTube Channel.

Thursday, Sept 3, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Belonging and inclusion: improving Berkeley Chemistry’s academic climate. Speakers. Chrissy Stachl, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Chemistry; Matt Francis, Department of Chemistry Chair and Professor of Chemistry; Anne Baranger, Director of Undergraduate Chemistry and Teaching Professor of Chemistry. Moderator: Monica Albe, Graduate Student Services Advisor for the Department of Integrative & the Endocrinology Graduate Group. |  Leaders in Berkeley’s Department of Chemistry discuss collaborative, data-driven efforts to improve academic climate and sense of belonging. Co-presented by the Department of Chemistry and CEO. This event was recorded and is available on the CEO YouTube Channel.

CEO Forum Archive (2017-2020)

View descriptions of past CEO forums.

Forums are conceived, planned, and organized by and for CEO members. If you are interested in presenting at CEO, please contact co-chairs Kate Spohr or Laleh Coté.