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CEBC Scientist Participates in Prestigious Leadership Training to Increase STEM Leaders of Color

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Claudia Bode represents KU at important STEM Conference

Claudia Bode, Education Director at the University of Kansas' Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, participated as a part of the Mid-Career cohort at the 2017 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) led by Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), developed in partnership with the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS).

At this conference a new generation of underrepresented minority STEM leaders were trained to serve, strengthen, and unify communities at the local and national level. They learned tools to lead institutional transformation and help build a critical mass of STEM professionals and leaders from underrepresented communities. 

The institute, held in July 2017 at the AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC, was an intensive course featuring small group exercises, leadership development planning, networking opportunities, and extensive community building among selected participants.

Speakers included Dr. Rush Holt, CEO of AAAS, Carrie Billie, JD, (Navajo) President & CEO of American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and Dr. France A. Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation.

Since 2009, the SACNAS SLI has trained a cohort of 30 PhD-level scientists each year, making it the largest cohort of emerging STEM leaders of color in the country. Alumni are now executive directors, program directors, assistant deans, department chairs, entrepreneurs, senior scientists in industry, and emerging science policy leaders.

Learn more about the SACNAS LPSLI: http://sacnas.org/events/leadership

View the entire 2017 LPSLI cohort: http://sacnas.org/lpsli-cohort/

View SACNAS Fact Sheet

Follow the Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute on social media using: #LPSLI17

Onsite LPSLI media inquiries can be directed to:
Chiara Valentini Cabiglio
SACNAS Communications & Marketing Manager
(909) 936-6451

A big Thank you! goes out to Claudia for representing KU and the CEBC at this important conference

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