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The 2022 TCU STEM & Culture Symposium will focus on the theme “Your Voice Matters: STEM Scholars as Community Advocates.” The virtual event will be held Friday, April 8 from 2 - 4 p.m. CST via Zoom and is open to students, faculty, and staff. The disparities that occur when studying or being employed in a STEM field are complicated and demonstrate a need for social change. The symposium is intended to provide exemplars for students who challenge the idea that their personal identities should be separate from their professions as scientists and engineers. The vision of the event is to create a diverse and inclusive STEM field, where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves – including all personal identities to their profession.

A pre-symposium cultural exposition will afford TCU students an opportunity to share a part of their culture with others through an artistic medium such as visual arts, music, dance, spoken word, game, or other. Three students will be chosen to present their artistic piece during the virtual symposium and will each be awarded a $100 gift card. All eligible student entries will be highlighted on social media. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022, and students can register here. If there are any questions regarding this process, please direct them to Victoria Adeleke,

The symposium is sponsored by the College of Science & Engineering. To register, click here.

Event Team

Sophia Garcia, Instructor II, Biology Department

Laura Luque, Instructor II, Biology Department

Jessica Standifer, Coordinator, Pre-health Institute

Victoria Adeleke, Minority Association of Pre-medical Students

Lara Charles-Kuhlman, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

Kian Galibaf, Student Diversity Advocate for Pre-health

Freddy Garcia, Native and Indigenous Student Association

Zach Rouseau, Chemistry Club


Both speakers this year are TCU graduates.

Dr. Bianka Soria-Olmos

Physician, Cook Children's Hospital

STEM Area: Medicine


Dr. Jared Williams

Regional Director, LeadershipISD

City Council Member, District 6

STEM Area: Environmental Science