4 April 2023

EMIT Summer School in Multimessenger Astronomy

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann Vanderbilt University

The EMIT program (Establishing Multimessenger astronomy Inclusive Training) is working to train the next generation of leaders in multimessenger astronomy. Our vision is to create a collaborative and vibrant scientific community that values equity and promotes excellence along many axes. We aim to seed multimessenger astronomy with a critical mass of leaders who will spread inclusive values and achieve better science.

This summer school will include sessions focused on new, innovative, and inclusive topics, methods, and activities related to multimessenger astronomy, STEM education, and our broader communities. We will discuss some current topics in diversity, equity, and inclusion, such as building an inclusive field, TEAM-UP discussion, navigating unconscious bias, and understanding systematic biases in academia.

We are launching our inaugural summer school this year for anyone, from undergrad to senior faculty, who would like to learn about multimessenger astronomy and is keen to develop a more inclusive mindset. There are more details included at the top of the Google registration form (including a draft syllabus). The prospective summer school dates are 17-28 July 2023. If you are interested, please complete the form no later than 1 May. If you have any questions, please email emit.vanderbilt@gmail.com.

We look forward to your application!

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann (on behalf of the EMIT Summer School Planning Committee: Steve Taylor, Aaron Stemo, Olivia Greene, and Lauren Campbell)