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Diversity in STEM

Diversity in STEM

Nicole Lapeyrouse

Dr. Nicole Lapeyrouse has a background as a researcher is in industrial environmental chemistry and chemistry education. The practical knowledge from these fields heavily influences her teaching style. As an educator, her primary goal is for each student to become an independent thinker, tackle atypical problems, and cultivate collaborative skills. To achieve these goals, she incorporate evidence-based teaching strategies into my course design. Her courses use a variety of contemporary multimedia sources as a medium for instruction; creating an environment that facilitates understanding and collaboration. Current societal issues are utilized as examples to help students understand how chemistry is related to a wide range of applications and everyday occurrences.

Megan Haught

Ms. Megan Haught has been organizing diversity programming and creating EDI displays at UCF since 2012 when she worked on the Cocoa campus. She started at the Libraries in 2016. At the Libraries Megan has worked on many EDI related projects including the thematic Featured BookshelfDiversity Week committee chair since 2016, is the originator of the Readings on Race listmaintains the Libraries Diversity and Inclusion page, and is the STARS administrator for the Libraries’ EDI page. She also organizes additional EDI related public programming at the Libraries including WomanFest and LGBTQIA+ History month events. 

She a founding member of the Academic Affairs Diversity Taskforce, former chair of the taskforce education committee, and current chair of the Diversity Speaker Series. In addition, she edits the taskforce newsletter and is the administrator for the taskforce’s STARS digital repository page.

Megan is also a facilitators for LGBTQ+ 101 and has an Inclusion Champions certificate.