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DEI Roundtable: "Building an equitable STEM workforce for the future"

May 11, 2023, 9:00 AM
Norfolk Ballroom III-V (Norfolk Waterside Marriott)

Norfolk Ballroom III-V

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

235 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510
Plenary Plenary Session


Weatherly, Kimberly (William & Mary) Turner, Clayton (NASA Langley) Williams, Aurelia (Norfolk State University) McKinney, Ivan (Unreasonable Kids College) Schultz, A.K. (SVT Robotics)


Today's students are tomorrow's leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. To ensure the best minds reach their potential tomorrow, it's vital to ensure that students not only experience meaningful STEM learning today, but also have the opportunities and support to pursue careers in a STEM environment that is more welcoming, inclusive and just. This panel will feature expertise from across Hampton Roads in building an equitable workforce from a racial justice perspective. The panelists bring experience working with pre-college students (Ivan McKinney, District Manager/Corporate Trainer, Unreasonable Kids College) and A.K. Schultz, CEO, SVT Robotics), within a university (Dr. Aurelia T. Williams, Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Norfolk State University) and within a federally funded aeronautical research center (Director Clayton Turner, NASA Langley). The panel will be moderated by Kimberly Weatherly (Assistant Dean and Director, William & Mary Center for Student Diversity).

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