Last year during SXSWEdu, I was part of the Plugging the leaks in the STEM Pipeline panel and it was wonderful to share my thoughts among such thought leaders as Dr. Raphael Travis and Sonia Galliard. One of the great things that came out of that discussion was this question from one of the attendees:
How do I connect my students to STEM mentors that are not available in our neighborhood?
On Wednesday March 5th during BiTHouse SXSW Inclusion Factors, Dr. Crystal Jensen, Andrew West, Brittany Fitzpatrick, and Dr. Mateen Diop will pick up where last year's conversation left off. We will dig deep and provide attendees with the kind of information and resources and examples that they can take back to their communities and make a difference. This year it is about SOLUTIONS. I will have to hold my tongue as I am serving as moderator but I am so excited to be among such brilliant minds that are devoted to using their powers for good. The BiTHouse SXSW panel the year is entitled: Education and Technology: Innovative Resources to Increase and Maintain Minority Interest in STEM.
Please click on the links above to learn more about these remarkable change agents. These are not only brilliant minds, but these are folks who have dedicated a big part of what they do to increasing the opportunities for minorities in the technology space.
I would be remiss if I did not give a shout out to Jewell Sparks. She is the driving force behind what will take place this week and she has done a remarkable job adding to the conversation during SXSWEdu