BCCE symposium: Inclusive practices for unrepresented groups in STEM

Dear colleagues,

This is a call for abstracts from both practitioners and researchers for the symposium titled “Inclusive practices for unrepresented groups in STEM.” This symposium will take place this summer at the 2022 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) from July 31st-August 4th. Abstracts must be submitted by February 28th, 2022 for full consideration (https://www.bcce2022.org/abstracts).

Symposium description: There is a gap in the current literature regarding best practices for inclusivity and equity practices for the STEM classroom. This symposium will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to discuss research and best practices for the engagement of underrepresented groups. We welcome any research that includes historically underrepresented or underserved groups in STEM, including but not limited to racial and ethnic groups, women, students with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. We are especially interested in studies of specific pedagogies, curriculum materials, community engagement, and activities used to foster an inclusive learning environment. We invite both researchers and practitioners in order to bring both groups together to discuss what research is ongoing, what is happening in and outside the classroom, and how we can make a connection between the two.

Thank you,

Nicole Lapeyrouse and Tamra Legron-Rodriguez




Nicole Lapeyrouse, Ph.D.


University of Central Florida, Lecturer

International Activities Committee Member, Division of Chemical Education