STEM colleges collaborate on events celebrating Black History Month

February 1 marks the start of Black History Month. Northeastern University’s STEM Colleges (Bouvé, COE, COS, Khoury) are collaborating on a series of events and activities to celebrate the historically marginalized groups, examine the obstacles that contribute to their lack of inclusion, and surface actionable solutions to close the persistent gaps in representation in life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and the health sciences.

Read about and register for this year’s planned events:

Black History Month

Theme: Black in STEM: The Triumphs and Challenges of Black Students and Professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Wednesday, February 2, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT: Why I Belong in CS – DEIAB Speaker Series

The Khoury College of Computer Science DEIAB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging) Speaker Series, highlights this year’s theme, “Why I Belong in Computer Science” moderated by Keith Bagley, Associate Clinical Professor and Director – Align Boston. Panelists will reflect on their identities through their work and how they have cultivated a sense of belonging in computer science. They will also share their personal and professional challenges and how they overcame them while exploring ways to empower each of us to continue to work towards a more inclusive and equitable environment within Khoury College and in industry.

Panelists include:

  • Alexandra To, Assistant Professor
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Professor of the Practice
  • Michael Running Wolf, Clinical Instructor
  • Silvio Amir, Assistant Teaching Professor

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Wednesday, February 9 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT: Addressing Equity and Inclusion in Science Education

The College of Science virtual Connects Seminar Series from 12 pm -1 pm will feature a conversation between Northeastern’s Chief Inclusion Officer, Karl Reid, Ed.D. and the College of Science’s Associate Dean for Equity, Randall Hughes, Ph.D. on efforts at the college and university level to address equity and inclusion in science education. This seminar series is designed to be a conversation among COS faculty, students, and the external community about the positive impact of scientific discovery on our daily lives.

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Tuesday, February 15, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT: Black History Month Science Symposium – Accomplishments of Northeastern Alumni

During Black History Month, the College of Science celebrates both the history and the many contributions of Black scientists. As a focal point of the College’s month-long celebration, the Black History Month Science Symposium brings together alumni, students, and faculty to highlight the accomplishments of some Northeastern alumni:

  • Mark Losavio
  • Sametria McFall, Ph.D.
  • Solomon Mensah, Ph.D.
  • Tayler Fernandes Nunez

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Thursday, February 24, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT: A Black “Her”story – Panel Discussion

The College of Engineering hosts A Black “Her”story (Herstory) Month event, featuring a panel discussion of Black Women who have had a direct impact on the presence of the Black engineering and science community here at Northeastern, through their lived experience, as part of their overall life journey.  Panelists include:

  • Michele Lezama – CEO and President, NACME
  • Cassandra McKenzie – Executive Director, MassDevelopment
  • Logan Jackson – Sustainability Consultant, ENGIE Impact
  • Dr. Camille Martin – President/Co-Founder, Seaspire Skincare

Registration information for the event will be updated at:


 Date TBD:* STEM Trivia Night

Organized and hosted by the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE), the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE), and the College of Science Student Diversity Advisory Council (COSSDAC), and sponsored by the College of Science.

*Visit COE “Events” webpage for updates.

Northeastern University Black History Month Events Flyer