Discussion Series

Discussion Series

The STEM TIG Discussion Series is a series of virtual discussion sessions that happen every other month and focuses on topics related to equity, systemic racism, social justice, and evaluation. Sessions engage participants in discussion with colleagues, support reflection on our own professional practices, and foster new relationships across the field. 

The discussion sessions are open to anyone interested in these crucial issues. We also welcome suggestions for discussion topics and facilitators. Please contact the Discussion Chair with any questions or ideas.

2021 Discussion Chair: Nicole Martin, ndmartin@tacc.utexas.edu 

2021 Schedule

Third Wednesday of each even-numbered month from 4 to 5pm ET.

  • February 17, 2021
  • April 21, 2021
  • June 16, 2021
  • August 18, 2021
  • October 20, 2021
  • December 15, 2021

April 21, 2021

  • Melissa K. Demetrikopoulos - Focus Group Intentional Composition and Representation
  • Dr. Demetrikopoulos will facilitate a discussion on how decisions made about the composition of focus groups and the representation of the study's larger population impacts the evaluation outcomes. 
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Discussion led by Melissa K. Demetrikopoulos: Focus Group Intentional Composition and Representation

February 17, 2021

AEA STEM TIG discussion series flyer February 17 at 4pm EST

October 13, 2020

August 18, 2020

  • Cherie Avent - Language and Equity in STEM Evaluation Practice