Published December 6, 2021
The second annual Black in Nanotechnology week will take place Dec. 8-10 as a three-day, virtual conference that includes networking opportunities, workshops, community engagement and more.
Co-founded by UB PhD physical chemistry candidate Olivia Geneus and nanotechnology researcher Jarriaun D. Streets, Black in Nanotechnology was among the online #BlackInX movements that formed in 2020 to celebrate and elevate the voices and achievements of Black scientists.
This year’s conference will include a variety of opportunities, such as a chance to hear from university and college admission representatives regarding nanotechnology programs and degrees, and a “How to Publish” workshop that shares details on the publishing process for scientific books and manuscripts.
“We will provide resources and a community to contribute to diverse talent retention and success in STEM. We envision yet another successful and impactful week of events, trending under our main hashtag #BlackinNano,” Geneus wrote in an email to supporters of Black in Nanotechnology.
“Black in Nanotechnology aims to highlight both the contributions of scientists and the barriers they face within the field of nanotechnology,” Geneus wrote. “As part of our mission, Black in Nanotechnology also builds partnerships and networks to push innovative ideas that tackle challenging questions within the field, while advocating and inspiring the next generation of nanoscientists.”
To learn more about Geneus’ work on Black in Nanotechnology, as well as her research experiences, check out this Q&A with Geneus in UBNow in 2020.