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Feb 14th, 2022, Monday at 12pm-1pm PST


On Zoom : Please register to access the meeting link


On this Valentine's day, you're invited to join us for this open dialogue on the social challenges we're facing as STEM researchers through the lens of equity, diversity, inclusion and indigeneity (EDI.I).

Dr. Diego Gomez-Maldonado will share his personal story of dealing with his own challenges as a young researcher from unconventional backgrounds, and present some relevant life examples and data on how EDI plays important part in advancing sustainability in research and life in general. 


  • Introduction by Prof. Orlando Rojas
  • Keynote Presentation by Dr. Diego Gomez-Maldonado
  • Q&A / Open Discussion moderated by Prof. Heather Trajano


Diego Gomez-Maldonado is a mexican-born researcher at the Sustainable Bio-based Materials Lab from Auburn University in the U.S. His research focuses on the sustainable use and design of biocomposite materials for water treatment, biosensors, and slow release systems. He is particularly interested in surface interactions and 3-D structure formation. Equally important is his interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion and how this can help achieve a more sustainable future.

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