The Fairness Matters Forum (FMF) is Level Playing Field Institute’s annual fundraiser in support of our STEM education and research programs benefiting underrepresented people of color. This inspirational evening features extraordinary honorees, panelists, students, sponsors and board members all celebrating LPFI's vision of a level playing field.
This year’s panel discussion will center on the following theme -
Downloading Opportunities: The Real Impact of MOOCs and Other Online Education Platforms on Equity in STEM.
Our diverse and multi-generational panel will examine the recent popularity of online learning tools, namely massive open online courses (MOOC’s), and the impact that these approaches have on educational equity, particularly as they relate to STEM fields and underrepresented students.
Join us for what promises to be an engaging and thoughtful dialogue!
Co-Host of CNN'S Crossfire
President and Co-founder, Rebuild the Dream
Dan Garcia, Senior Lecturer SOE
Tressie McMillan-Cottom, PhD Candidate at Emory University & Research Fellow at UC-Davis Center for Poverty Research
Sergio Sandoval, SMASH Senior and student at Oakland Military Institute
Julia Stiglitz, Director of Business Development
Raymond Ravaglia, Associate Dean and Director of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies & founder of Stanford University's Online High School
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres from 6:30pm-7:15pm
Panel begins at 7:15
Business Casual Attire
Hills Plaza Parking Garage - $10 flat rate (entrance on Folsom St.)
Street Parking (free after 6pm)
Tickets to this event are non-refundable.
The Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) is an Oakland-based nonprofit committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.
Founded in 2004, the Summer Math and Science Honors Program (SMASH) is a STEM-intensive college preparatory program targeting high school students, the majority of whom are low-income, first-generation college-bound, and/or students of color.
Students enroll after completing the 9th grade and remain part of the program for three consecutive years. SMASH includes boasts a 5-week summer program, SMASH Academy, that immerses our “SMASH scholars” in college life, providing access to rigorous STEM courses and the opportunity to live on campus at one of our four SMASH sites (UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, and USC). SMASH is LPFI’s cornerstone “deep impact” program and the cause for much our series of celebratory events in 2014.
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