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Science and Mathematics

K.D. Nelson Lecture – Dr. Sylvia Lee

September 30, 2021 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT

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The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences presents the K.D. Nelson Lecture Series featuring  speaker Dr. Sylvia Lee from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Her talk is titled: “Small diatoms, big opportunities that shaped my professional and personal growth as an Asian American aquatic ecologist.”

Sylvia Lee will present about her background as a Korean American and her experience navigating a career in ecology and studying diatoms, an area of work that her parents never expected for their daughter. Sylvia will share her perspectives on the model minority myth and the intersecting nature of privilege and marginalization. An overview of current projects Sylvia is working on at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be of interest to anyone thinking about science outside of academia and environmental research at the interface of science and policy.


This event was published on September 27, 2021.

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