What Makes a Professional Chemist? Embedding Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion into Chemistry Skills Training for Undergraduates

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The recent introduction of an online undergraduate equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) training workshop incorporating short authentic videos from a diverse range of voices is described. The training was designed to provide students with insights into how they can access support, act as allies, and respect diverse peers, preparing students for a professional life in chemistry. Embedding EDI training into a compulsory first year skills module was proposed to be an effective way to emphasize the importance of this topic. Usage statistics, instructor reflections, and student feedback were used to evaluate the workshop, and the implications for practitioners and future development of these online resources were considered. All of the materials and resources have been made available in the Supporting Information and on YouTube in order to support and encourage other institutions to embed the teaching of EDI principles into their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate programs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-486
Early online date15 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

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  • Applications of Chemistry
  • Cultural Relevance
  • Curriculum
  • Distance Learning/Self Instruction
  • First-Year Undergraduate/General
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Minorities in Chemistry
  • Misconceptions/Discrepant Events
  • Multimedia-Based Learning
  • Second-Year Undergraduate
  • Women in Chemistry

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