Appreciating diversity means acknowledging that people think, act, interact, and learn differently. The Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) promotes valuing the impact those differences have on our community. These differences stem from factors such as socio-economic status, language, personal beliefs, political views, age, race, color, religious creed, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital status, gender identity, etc.
As a group of dedicated faculty, staff and students, we draw from the remarkably broad spectrum of backgrounds and experiences of Housatonic's community members, as well as that of the Greater Bridgeport Community, to contribute to the academic, professional and cultural life of the campus.
In addition, the DAC helps to develop standards by which to measure diversity appreciation and awareness, sponsors diversity workshops that address topics such as classroom dynamics, bullying and religious tolerance. It partners with other campus committees and groups to enhance programming.
Please check back for announcements about our next Girls in Tech Annual Expo.
Where Girls Can Explore the Career Path of Technology
“STEAM disciplines are essential to the new economy” Harvey White, STEAM 2010
The critical thinking skills and applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) are fundamental to the current and future workforce. STEAM is the newest approach in connecting national STEM initiatives with art. STEM + Art = STEAM. (stemtosteam.org)
Job opportunities in STEAM are consistently on the rise and in order to succeed in these STEAM areas students are required to have a strong and innovative foundation.
Students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) can find over 40 associate degree and certificate opportunities at Housatonic Community College.
Assistant Professor of Biology/Molecular Biology/STEAM coordinator
Instructor of Engineering and Math
Lecturer of Nutrition/Anatomy and Physiology
Director of Institutional Research
Instructor of Biology/Microbiology
Recruitment and Retention Associate for Manufacturing
Professor of Microbiology<
Assistant Professor of Math
Director of Museum of Art
Lecturer of Biology
Grant Development Specialist
William T. Brown
Acting Dean of Academic Affairs