DE&I Resources

NEUROSCIENCE SPECIFIC RESOURCES

VIRGINIA TECH RESOURCES

CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL TRAINEES

  • Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference
    • 9th Annual Conference on April 10, 2021 (virtual)
    • The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy conference is a unique educational and professional opportunity for indigenous and women of color in higher education to network, engage, and learn with colleagues from around the country. Conference sessions explore topics of leadership, career advancement, personal well-being and scholar activism.#FWCA2021
  • Future Faculty Diversity Program
    • FFDP is for graduate students or post-doctoral scholars within one year of seeking a faculty position at a research intensive institution. Enhance the faculty pipeline by establishing and developing significant meaningful relationships with prospects, especially scholars traditionally underrepresented in their fields.

FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS AND UNDERGRADUATES

  • Black College Institute
    • BCI is a pre-college, 5-day academic summer enrichment program on Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg Virginia. It hosts talented, high-achieving and academically curious rising high school juniors and seniors.

COOK COUNSELING AT VIRGINIA TECH

LOCAL RESOURCES

  • RAFT Crisis Hotline (540-961-8400)
  • MHAV “Warm Line” (1-866-400-MHAV (6428))
    • The Warm Line is a peer-run service for residents of Virginia. This support line is offered for individuals, family members, and other concerned parties who would like someone to talk to, or who request community mental health resources, or who have specific questions about their recovery journey.
    • Text /Chat Support: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    • Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 9 PM // Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 5 PM to 9 PM

EDUCATION AND FURTHER READING

women in stem

  • 500 Women Scientists
    • Organization whose mission is to serve society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible and transform society by fighting racism, patriarchy, and oppressive societal norms. They have a local Blacksburg Pod that you can join
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
    • AAUW is advocating for women and girls through Funding, Education and Advocacy (for Equity)
  • BiasWatchNeuro The goal of this site is to track the speaker composition of conferences in neuroscience, particularly with respect to gender representation.
  • Anne’s List Highlighting female systems neuroscientists