Astronomy Colloquium for 2023-03-29

Series: Astronomy Colloquium
Date: Wednesday 29-Mar-2023
Time: 16:05-17:00 (4:05-5:00 pm)
Location: ATL 2400
Speaker: Dr. Moses Milazzo (Otherorb)
Title: Leveraging Political Capital in Pursuit of More Inclusive Teams

As a mid-career planetary scientist, I have many options of how I spend my time and focus my energy. Some of that time is spent in pursuit of my passion for planetary remote sensing science. I have also found that I have a passion for helping improve access to science. I have found a rewarding career doing both direct science and spending more time building supportive programs so others can do science too. In particular, I focus on leveraging my privilege and political capital to help remove unnecessary barriers to entry and similarly unnecessary barriers to continuing in the field once entry has been gained. I will present some of my work, including challenges as well as successes, and finally some potential future work, including ways in which those of us with access can help open more doors.

In-person colloquia are usually preceded by espresso and ice cream at 1:45 pm outside room PSC 1150 and are followed by an informal reception at 5:15 pm in that room. Anyone interested in talking with the speaker, or being added to the colloquium announcement email list, should contact the colloquium organizer Dr. Leslie Sage. Lunch will normally be reserved for the speaker to talk to graduate students. Anyone asking a question during a talk is asked to raise their hand and be acknowledged before speaking. Contact Dr. Leslie Sage for details.

Colloquium Organizer: Dr. Leslie Sage


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


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