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Changing the Face of STEM - Dallas, TX

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T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building at UT Southwestern Medical Center

6001 Forest Park Road

Dallas, TX 75235

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URU The Right to Be, Inc. invites you to a groundbreaking, national education initiative focused on bringing together all stakeholders to develop tangible and sustainable solutions for equity and inclusion in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEM). Join us as we create a new paradigm for our nation’s youth and thought-leaders. Sponsored in part by Intel, PwC, and Unilever.




Friday, October 25


11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bluebonnet Room

Communities Foundation of Texas

Mabel Peters Caruth Center

5500 Caruth Haven Lane at Central Expressway

Dallas, Texas 75225


The Power of the Sisterhood

An opportunity for accomplished women in STEM who are white to critically examine their professional experiences in STEM, also exploring ally-building across racial/ethnic and cultural groupings. Moderated by Dr. Laura Bottomley, Dr. Christie Sahley, and Dr. Martha Williams

"White women's tears are the most powerful force" What does that mean?

Note: This event is for white women.


11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Top Floor Meeting Center

Fiori on Vitruvian Park

3990 Vitruvian Way

Addison, Texas 75001


The Women Gather

Women of color vary in their backgrounds and cultures. But one aspect that remains the same, when they are seen by the dominate thought they're just another person of color. So, why am I afraid to trust you, my sister? Moderated by Dr. Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Dr. Rashele Yarborough, and Dr. Joycelyn Elders.

Sister to Sister: From Hurt to Healing to Loving Ourselves

Note: This event is for women of color.




Saturday, October 26 (UT Southwestern)

Presented in conjunction with UT Southwestern


8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:30 a.m.

Building Bridges - Roundtable (Part 1)

Women in STEM are their own “minority,” working in isolation to prove themselves in a man’s world. Through collegial sisterhood – black, brown and white – female voices share their journeys and conflicts working towards building a bridge which connects all women.

Moderators: Laura Bottomley, PhD, Director, Women in Engineering and The Engineering Place, NCSU and Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, PhD, Co-Lead Editor, Politics, Groups, and Identities; Director, Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Purdue University


10:00 a.m.

Intel Autonomous Car

Sponsored by Intel


10:00 a.m.

PwC: Essential Eight Curricula

Including CODE-E, our life-size robot, sponsored by PwC


11:00 a.m.

Workshops for Parents and Professionals

Roadmaps for your Child: Educational Milestones

While there is no single road to becoming a scientist, engineer, inventor, or mathematician, most STEM career paths share key characteristics. This workshop offers resources and a comprehensive guide to keep children on track for careers in STEM fields. Facilitated by Camille Bumbray.


11:00 a.m.

Youth Component

Interactive, “hands-on” multimedia workshops to engage, nurture and encourage the next generation of STEM professionals. One-on-one mentorship engagement and the CFS Virtual Reality Experience empower today’s students to become tomorrow’s trailblazers and innovators.

  • Create Your Own walkSTEM® (ages 11 - 18)

  • Building Robots (ages 14 - 20)

  • Dove Self Esteem Project/Workshop (girls only, ages 13-15)

  • Cyber Journalists (high school/college)

  • Oculus: Virtual Reality Learning Experience (ages 14 - 18)

  • SPRK-ing Interest in Computer Science (girls only, ages 10-15)

  • Explora (ages 5-7)

  • Gift of Mobility (high school)


12:00 p.m.

Lunch

Book Signings - Master Builders of the Modern World

  • Rashele Yarborough, MD, Yale Family Medicine
  • Joycelyn Elders, MD, First Black US Surgeon General
  • Edward Castillo, PhD, Research Radiotherapy
  • Melanie Moses, PhD, Computer Science


1:00 p.m.

Building Bridges - Roundtable (Part 2)

Women in STEM are their own “minority,” working in isolation to prove themselves in a man’s world. Through collegial sisterhood – black, brown and white – female voices share their journeys and conflicts working towards building a bridge which connects all women.

Moderators: Laura Bottomley, PhD, Director, Women in Engineering and The Engineering Place, NCSU Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, PhD, Co-Lead Editor, Politics, Groups, and Identities; Director, Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Purdue University


2:30 p.m.

Medical Mavericks: A Conversation between Dr. Joycelyn Elders and Dr. Velma Scantlebury

Medical Mavericks is a unique opportunity to hear from two female African American medical doctors that have transformed medicine and health care globally.


Sponsored in part by Intel, PwC, and Unilever




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