Experiences of Black STEM in the Ivory: A Call to Disruptive Action, Day One

When:
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:00am - 4:00pm
Description:
Please join us for “Experiences of Black STEM in the Ivory: A Call to Disruptive Action” July 14-15.

This two-day event will bring together students, staff, faculty and leadership from academic institutions across the country to share their unique perspectives on the current barriers facing Black scholars in STEM fields with the goal of inspiring and challenging participants to take action to address racial inequity in STEM.

Participating institutions include the University of Washington, University of Chicago, Georgia Tech, the University of Texas at Austin, and Boston University.

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/uzurRV1dRgtDuDPV6

Notes:
Day 1 will consist of three panel discussions through which staff, students, and faculty will share their experiences as Black scholars and professionals in STEM.

Subjects of Racial & Academic Hierarchies: Staff Perspectives on Diversity of STEM
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

Rovana Popoff, Senior Associate Dean & Acting Dean of Students, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago (Moderator)
Monica Hall-Porter, University of Texas at Austin
Tia Jackson-Truitt, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training, Georgia Tech
Emile Pitre, Senior Advisor to the Vice President, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, University of Washington
Tobias Spears, Director of Diversity Initiatives, University of Chicago
Teri Ward, Director, Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program, University of Washington

Empowering Students
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM CST

Simone Douglas, Graduate Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech (Moderator)
Alshakim Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington (Moderator)
Fabrice Bernhard, Graduate Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Nettie Brown, Graduate Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Jordan Drew, Graduate Student, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Washington
Tam’ra-Kay Francis, Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Susan Okrah, Graduate Student, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Alexis Pulliam, Graduate Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Brittney Ross, Graduate Student, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Clinton Smith, Undergraduate Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech

Faculty Raw & Live
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Manu Platt, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech (Moderator)
Raheem Beyah, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech
Ed Botchwey, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Tequila Harris, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Karmella Haynes, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University
Alshakim Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington
Tyrone Porter, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin