Our biggest milestone during the 2014–2015 academic year occurred in May, when the Wei LAB
(pronounced “We” lab), celebrated its 5th Year Anniversary in the Wisconsin Center for Education
Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This occasion signaled success with continued external research funding, commitment to impactful long-term projects, and the growth of the Wei LAB over the past five years.
Wei LAB Sponsors 4th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education
Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) and the Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male(BNRC) at the Ohio State University sponsored the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) in Kingston, Jamaica, October 6–9, 2015.
Charleston Leads Workshops at Eastern Michigan University’s BrotherHOOD Scholars Program
Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) Assistant Director and Senior Research Associate Dr. LaVar J. Charleston traveled to Eastern Michigan University (EMU) on September 2 to provide workshops to students in the BrotherHOOD Scholars program.
Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) commemorated its fifth year of operations in diversity and equity research with a celebration held on May 8 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education Building. The event was attended by noted public and university figures, community partners, Wei LAB staff and friends and featured a program of speakers, as well as a commemorative cake and ice cream social following the event.
Wei LAB Featured in City of Madison’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiatives
Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) Director and Chief Research Scientist Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson stood with Madison, Wis. Mayor Paul Soglin and other civic and community leaders to introduce Madison-specific measures to bolster young men of color, ensuring they reach their full potential.
Wei LAB Launches National Study of Intercollegiate Athletics
“This study will help to fill a knowledge gap that results in too many assumptions being made as to the intents of individuals or the fairness of processes,” Jackson said. “The information we’re gathering has the potential to help every institution that elects to participate.”
Black Women in STEM Fields Face Unique Obstacles, Discrimination
African American women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields face challenges unique to their race and gender, according to a recent article co-authored by Wei LA) Assistant Director LaVar J. Charleston, Assistant Professor Phillis L. George from the department of Leadership and Counselor Education at the University of Mississippi, Wei LAB Director Jerlando F. L. Jackson, and Wei LAB research associates Jonathan Berhanu and Mauriell H. Amechi.