Diversity in Science Forum, part of Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, set for Jan. 20

January 16, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University College of Science will present the annual Diversity in Science Forum, led by Carlos Castillo-Chavez, at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 (Tuesday) in Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142.

Castillo-Chavez is a Regents Professor and a Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of mathematical biology at Arizona State University, as well as a distinguished sustainability scientist. He will be exploring "multiple pathways for aspiring mathematicians and scientists" and the ongoing quest for diversity in the math and science fields.

The forum is a 2015 Purdue University Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event and will draw on themes from quotes by King and Nelson Mandela about diversity in education, access, excellence and leadership.

This event is free and open to the public. There will be light food and beverages provided. 

Writer: Rachel Semple, rsemple@purdue.edu

Media contact: Elizabeth Gardner, 765-494-2081, ekgardner@purdue.edu

Source: Tim Brouk, 765-496-1682, tbrouk@purdue.edu 

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