Science and Technology
It is important for minority children to see how they too can achieve above and beyond in any field, especially STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The achievement gap for minorities is staggering and continues to widen despite significant strides made to level the playing field, so attention must be placed on fostering more interaction between positive role models of color with young people of color. This braintrust will feature two panels: the first, “Breaking Barriers by Building Bridges” will highlight personal testimonies from prominent Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) professionals to discuss the importance of including minorities, especially women, in the field. The second, “Tech of Tomorrow”, will feature positive role models in the fields of technology and the science to share their personal stories in maneuvering their careers and what the future of technology can look like.