UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


MAPS Lunch Hour Conversations 2020-2021 - Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

12 May 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

The next MAPS Lunch Hour Conversation will take place on Weds 12 May, with Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe on "Creating an anti-racist culture in scientific labs to improve equity and Inclusion in STEM"

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students






Alexandra Olaya-Castro

Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) scholarly communities continues to lack diversity. Because demographics of groups and institutions provide a window into the culture, climate, equity, and inclusion of minoritized scholars, I will discuss the data on lack of diversity and how lack of diversity continues to affect our science and the scientific community, and its implications for the welfare of the global population. I will discuss the how we can improve the culture and climate in academic institutions by building antiracist labs that promote beliefs, actions, or policies that people of different races and ethnicities are equal.

About the Speaker

Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry, & Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences. at Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Merced.

Recipient of several awards and honors, including Fellow and Joanne Simpson Medal recipient from the American Geophysical Union; Fellow and Bromery Award recipient from the Geological Society of America; the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award, and is a member of the inaugural class of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine's New Voices in Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

More about Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe