Aurora, IL – Some of the nation’s top minds in diversity and inclusion will come together to share best practices on how to build a sustainable and strong education to career pipeline for underrepresented groups into science, technology, math and science (STEM) fields at a Think Tank event to be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy’s (IMSA) IN2 Innovation Center, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, Illinois.
With a growing demand for STEM educated professionals in the career marketplace and stagnant numbers of underrepresented students in the education pipeline, the “Diversifying STEM Think Tank” dinner, panel and round table discussions aim to develop strategies for shifting the demographics of these fields to match the racial and ethnic composition of the US population.
Panelists include Mike Salazar, Chief Process Engineer at Epstein Architecture Engineering and Construction; Dr. Anna Kaatz, Director of Computational Sciences at Center for Women’s Health Research at University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dr. Michael Horn, Assistant Professor at Northwestern University; Dr. Lateefah Stanford, Senior Scientist at BP; and Dr. Terrance R. Mayes, Associate Dean, Graduate Education Director at Stanford’s University School of Medicine.
Reservations are required and limited. Register here.
##Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is the world’s leading teaching and learning laboratory for imagination and inquiry and an esteemed three-year residential high school. Nearly 700 Illinois 10-12th graders currently live at the academy in Aurora, Illinois. Students hail from across Illinois and are enrolled in tuition-free, rigorous college preparatory classes. Graduates are leaders in the business, education, scientific, and civic sectors. Notable technology alumni include YouTube Co-Founder Steve Chen, PayPal Co-Creator Yu Pan, Yelp Co-Founder Russell Simmons, SparkNotes and OkCupid Co-Founder Sam Yagan, and Hearsay Social Founder, Clara Shih. IMSA is proud to have been named among the top 40 public and private college preparatory institutions in the world by The Wall Street Journal. It was the 2009 winner of the Intel Schools of Distinction Star Innovator Award and has been profiled by NBC-TV’s Dateline, CNN’s Science and Technology News, USA Today, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.