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    Changing the Face of STEM at the NAS Building

    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM



    JUNE 10, 2019

    URU The Right To Be, Inc., returns to the National Academy of Sciences on June 10, 2019 to bring its engaging and interactive education and workforce development initiative, Changing the Face of STEM: The Power of Collective Impact, A Call to Action.

    Join us for engaging workshops for individuals at stages throughout the STEM pipeline as well as the unveiling of our newest project,“You Can’t Be What You Can’t See,” CFS’s Virtual Reality Education Initiative. We look forward to sharing this day with you as we redefine inclusion and equity in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine.

    Special Virtual Reality Presentation by Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the U.S. National
    Academy of Medicine






    Crystal R. Emery, Founder/CEO, URU The Right To Be, Inc.

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    Moderator, Ronald Copeland, M.D., F.A.C.S

    Senior Vice President of National Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity strategy and policy and chief equity, inclusion and diversity officer for Kaiser Permanente.

    Ronald L. Copeland, leads Kaiser Permanente\'s efforts to ensure our strategic vision for equity, inclusion, and diversity is successfully implemented to drive strategic business and mission outcomes and results in all Kaiser Permanente members achieving health and health care outcomes that are high quality, equitable, and increasingly more affordable. A recently retired board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Copeland joined Kaiser Permanente in 1988 after a six-year honorable tour of duty in the United States Air Force Medical Corps. Dr. Copeland served as president and executive medical director of the Ohio Permanente Medical Group prior to assuming his current role in 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and medical degree from University of Cincinnati Medical College and completed his residency in general surgery at State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. In the fall of 2016, Dr. Copeland was appointed to the board of Kaiser Permanente’s School of Medicine (opening in 2020). He is a fellow of The American College of Surgeons; a board member of the National Organization on Disability and the Center for Healthcare Innovation; an advisory board member for the Centre for Global Inclusion; a committee member of the National Quality Forum Disparities Standing Committee. In January 2016, Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Dr. Copeland as one of “15 hospital and health systems chief diversity officers to know.”

    Kamau Bobb, Ph.D.

    Senior Director, Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology

    Kamau Bobb is a national authority in STEM education. He is the founding Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech. He is an engineer and science and technology policy scholar whose work focuses on the relationship between equity for students and communities of color in the STEM enterprise, large educational systems, and the social and structural conditions that influence contemporary American life. He brings to his current position a wealth of experience as a former Program Officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF). At NSF he was responsible for $30 million annually of investments targeted on improving computing and STEM education. In that role Dr. Bobb worked at the highest levels of the federal government to help shape the national research agenda for effective means of delivering equitable and quality computational education to all students. He has worked with members of the Office and Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration to set the national strategy for STEM education at both post-secondary and secondary school levels. He was selected as a member of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper STEM + Entrepreneurship Taskforce to help U.S. cities craft strategies to engage young men and boys of color in the STEM landscape. Prior to his federal appointment, Dr. Bobb was the Director of the STEM Initiative for the University System of Georgia, a collaborative effort with the governor’s office to improve STEM education across the 30 public institutions serving approximately 325,000 students in the state. Dr. Bobb brings to STEM education a fierce commitment to equity as an indicator of justice. He has addressed and advised numerous leading tech sector companies, universities and k-12 schools. His writing on STEM education and culture has been featured in The Atlantic, Black Enterprise, The Root, Edutopia and on the Obama White House Blog. His national and state leadership have contributed to a STEM education agenda that is more honest and reflective of contemporary social and cultural realities.

    Pia Wilson-Body

    President, Intel Foundation; Director, Corporate Affairs Group

    Pia Wilson-Body is the President of Intel Foundation, where she oversees the Foundation’s approach for achieving impact and realizing the organization’s mission and goals. The Intel Foundation is active world-wide focused on supporting the philanthropic efforts of Intel\'s employees in education and their communities. She is also responsible for the International Science & Engineering Fair, the largest and most admired competition of its type in the world. Pia also served as Executive Director of the Intel Foundation and Director of Greater Americas Corporate Affairs where and commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social impact in underserved communities. Before joining Intel foundation, Pia served as Director of Global Diversity External Relations formulated a first-in-class Diversity in Technology awareness campaign encompassing traditional and social media, editorial content, earned speaking events and several awards for the company. A 14-year Intel veteran, Pia has held various leadership positions in corporate affairs, human resources and communications. Pia led the design and deployment of Intel’s Veteran’s initiative as part of the White House “Joining Forces” initiative led by former First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. In 2014, she was named Working Mother Magazine’s Working Mother of the Year; and Pia was contributor to Center of Talent Innovation (CTI) published research ‘Black Women: Ready to Lead. Ms. Wilson-Body holds a bachelor’s in Economics from Spelman College. She has served on numerous non-profit boards including: YWCA National, Center of Women’s Leadership, Council of Foundations Advisory Council and Oregon Black Historical Museum. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon with husband and two sons.

    Vincenzo Piscopo

    Community and Stakeholder Relations Director, The Coca-Cola Company

    Vincenzo works as a Community and Stakeholder Relations director for The Coca-Cola Company where he manages the relationships with disability, veterans and Hispanic organizations as well as United Way and Hands-On Atlanta. Vincenzo has worked for The Coca-Cola Company for the last 23 years in different areas of the organization: Finance, IT, Marketing and Innovation. He has a bachelor degree in Economics, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master in Creativity from Buffalo State College. He is the president and founder member of the This-ABILITY BRG for The Coca-Cola Company and the founder and president of the “Wheels of Happiness Foundation” where he uses his expertise to help people with motor disabilities in disadvantaged areas of the world. He was born and grew up in Venezuela. He is married and has 4 kids. In his free time, he plays wheelchair tennis, teaches Sunday School in his local church and spends time with his wife and kids .

    Robert Ross

    President and CEO, California Endowment

    Robert K. Ross, M.D., is president and chief executive officer for The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation established in 1996 to address the health needs of Californians. Prior to his appointment in July 2000, Dr. Ross served as director of the Health and Human Services Agency for the County of San Diego from 1993 to 2000. Dr. Ross has an extensive background in health philanthropy, as a public health administrator, and as a clinician. His service includes: Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Public Health; medical director for LINK School-Based Clinic Program, Camden, New Jersey; instructor of clinical medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and faculty member at San Diego State University’s School of Public Health. Dr. Ross has been actively involved in community and professional activities at both the local and national level. He is a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, Co-Chair, Diversity in Philanthropy Coalition, and has served as a member of the California Health Benefit Exchange Board, the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Board, National Vaccine Advisory Committee, and on the boards of Grantmakers in Health, the National Marrow Donor Program, San Diego United Way and Jackie Robinson YMCA. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatrics, served on the President’s Summit for America’s Future and as chairman of the national Boost for Kids Initiative, and was honored by the Council on Foundations as the Distinguished Grantmaker of the Year for 2008. Dr. Ross received his undergraduate, masters in Public Administration and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

    Dwayne Proctor, Ph.D.

    Senior Adviser to the President , Health Equity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Proctor came to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2002 as a senior communications and program officer who provided strategic guidance and resources for several child health and risk-prevention initiatives. In 2005, Proctor was tapped to develop and execute RWJF’s national strategies to reverse the rising trend in childhood obesity rates. In this role, he: (1) advanced changes to public policies and industry practices; (2) demonstrated innovative community and school environmental changes; and (3) used advocacy approaches to educate leaders on their roles in preventing childhood obesity. Today, Proctor advises the Foundation’s senior leaders and staff on health equity. His goal is to make RWJF a trusted and respected leader in the field of health equity. Proctor received his degrees in communication science from the University of Connecticut and he humbly serves as the board chair of the NAACP Foundation.

    Facilitator - Karissa Culbreath, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

    Scientific Director, Infectious Disease, Research and Development, Tricore Reference Laboratories

    Dr. Karissa Culbreath is Medical Director of the Infectious Disease Laboratory at TriCore Refence Laboratories and Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. In this role, Dr. Culbreath oversees the clinical service for the largest diagnostic laboratory in the State of New Mexico. She is actively engaged in research to design and evaluate new diagnostic tests for complex medical conditions. Additionally, she is passionate about providing diagnostics to rural communities throughout New Mexico and internationally. Dr. Culbreath is passionate about creating a more inclusive environment for girls and students of color who are interested in STEM. She is the director of the Building Outstanding STEM Students Program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Driven by her passion to empower girls to be anything they desire to be, Dr. Culbreath authored her first children\'s book which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Daddy\'s Little Girl. Dr. Culbreath earned her bachelor\'s degree at Fisk University, PhD at Vanderbilt University and post-doctoral fellowship in Medical and Public Health Microbiology at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.


    Noramay Cadena

    Co-founder and Managing Partner, MiLA Capital

    Noramay Cadena is the Cofounder and Managing Director of Make in LA, LA’s only hardware-focused accelerator in the San Fernando Valley. At Make in LA, she’s focused on developing principled leaders with solid product and business foundations and on developing partnerships that support Los Angeles’ entrepreneurship ecosystem. Cadena is also an advisor to the Latinas in STEM Foundation, an organization she co-founded in 2013 to inspire and empower Latinas to pursue and thrive in STEM fields Cadena holds an MBA, a Master’s in Engineering Systems and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering – all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Over the last several years, Cadena has been a featured speaker in many platforms across the country including TEDx and the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship – her talks and recognitions cover technical achievement, leadership, and overcoming obstacles. She’s also received various awards and recognitions including being named one of the top 26 women engineers to watch in 2016 by Business Insider, one of the top 20 Latinos in Tech by CNET in 2014 and receiving national awards by the Society of Women Engineers and Great Minds in STEM. Cadena is the eldest of three children raised by immigrant parents of Mexican descent in Los Angeles County’s San Fernando Valley. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area with her daughter and is actively involved in the community through startup mentorship, STEM outreach, professional development and volunteer work.

    Cordell Carter II

    Executive Director, Aspen Institute Socrates Program

    Nationally recognized for cross-sector successes in philanthropy, education and technology; currently leading the Aspen Institute Socrates Program, a values/ethics-based global education forum for leaders. Previous to the Aspen Institute, Cordell held leadership roles with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Business Roundtable, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the IBM Corporation. Honors include: an Eisenhower Fellowship to China; designation as a White House Champion of Change for Computer Science Education; designation as a “40 under 40” by business and civic organizations in Washington State and Tennessee; University of Notre Dame Law School alumni of the year awardee; selections as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow for Young American Leaders and a Broad Foundation Resident in Urban Education. Current board service includes the Advisory Council for the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Alumni Council for Cultural Vistas and the Blockchain start-up Injii (Puerto Rico). He previously served on the boards of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga, United Way of King County, Downtown Seattle YMCA and the Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation (Chattanooga, TN). Mr. Carter writes and speaks on topics such as philanthropy, education and social impact on panels, conferences and seminars, speaking and moderator appearances include: 2019 Spark Innovation Festival (Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina); 2019 Young Leaders Academy of Macedonia (Skopje, Macedonia); 2018 Blockchain Trends Summit (Seoul, South Korea); 2018 The Wright (Golden, CO); 2018 SXSW Festival (Austin, TX); 2017 YSEALI Summit (Manila, Philippines); Confluence ROME (Rome, GA); Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank District\'s Reinventing Community Conference (Philadelphia, PA); US News STEM Solutions Leadership Summit (Dallas, TX); ACT Board of Directors Annual Meeting (Washington, DC); Council of Chief State Schools Officers Legislative Conference (Washington, DC); and the Association for Career and Technical Education\'s National Policy Seminar (Washington, DC). Cordell earned his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, a M.Sc. in Public Policy and Management Studies from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington.

    Tom Ellison, M.D.

    Medical Services Director and Principal Investigator, Project H.E.L.P

    Louis Martin-Vega, Ph.D.

    Dean of the College of Engineering, North Carolina State University

    Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega has served as Dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina since 2006. With over 10,000 students, 750 faculty and staff and $200M in annual research expenditures, NC State’s College of Engineering is internationally recognized for the excellence of its research and educational programs. Prior to joining NC State, he spent five years as dean of engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He has also held several prestigious positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF) including acting head of its Engineering Directorate and director of its Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of industrial engineering, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, operations management and production and service systems. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and other publications and has made over 200 keynote and related presentations at national and international forums. Martin-Vega is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). His numerous awards include the 1999 IIE Albert Holzman Distinguished Educator Award, the 2000 HENACC-Hispanic Engineering National Education Achievement Award, the 2007 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year Award from the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry, the 2008 Outstanding Engineer in North Carolina Award from the NC Society of Engineers, the Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni Leadership Award from the University of Florida in 2009, and the 2012 Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award, IIE’s highest honor. He is a past president of IIE, a member of the Pan American Academy of Engineering and the HENACC Hall of Fame and was named as one of the 50 Most Influential Hispanics in the US by Hispanic Business magazine in 2014. He is a former member of the executive board of the National GEM Consortium and former chair of the ASEE Engineering Deans Council. He is Past President of ASEE, past Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Engineering Directorate at NSF and current Vice-Chair of NSF’s Foundation-Wide Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE). Martin-Vega holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, an M.S. in operations research from New York University and M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida.

    Karl Reid, Ed.D.

    Executive Director, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

    Karl W. Reid, Ed.D., executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) since June 2, 2014, is a leading advocate for increasing college access, opportunity and success for low-income and minority youth. He is the author of “Working Smarter, Not Just Harder: Three Sensible Strategies for Succeeding in College…and Life.” A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in materials science and engineering, Dr. Reid came to NSBE from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), where he was senior vice president for research, innovation and member college engagement. Before his service at UNCF, he worked in positions of progressive responsibility to increase diversity at MIT, last serving as associate dean of undergraduate education and director of the Office of Minority Education. He also earned his Doctor of Education at Harvard University during his employment with MIT. Dr. Reid served as NSBE’s highest-ranking officer, the national chair, in 1984–85.

    Kimberly Scott, Ed.D.

    Professor /Founding Executive Director, Arizona State University Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology

    Kimberly A. Scott is a professor of women and gender studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University (ASU) and the founding executive director of ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology. Founded by Professor Scott, the center is a one-of-a-kind research unit focused on exploring, identifying, and creating innovative scholarship about underrepresented women and girls in STEM. Having written and successfully won nearly $10 million in grant funding to support research about and programs for women and girls of color in STEM, Scott was named in 2014 as a White House Champion of Change for STEM Access. Since 2018, Scott has been a member of the NSF STEM Education Advisory Panel created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education and assembled in consultation with the U.S. Department of Education, NASA, and NOAA. Scott earned her BA from Smith College in art history and French literature, an MS from Long Island University in curriculum and instruction/elementary education and her EdD from Rutgers University in social and philosophical foundations of education, and completed the high potentials leadership program at Harvard Business School.

    Jim Sinocchi, M.A.

    Managing Director, Head of the Global Office of Disability Inclusion, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Jim Sinocchi is Head of the global Office of Disability Inclusion at JPMorgan Chase. He works closely with senior leaders across the firm to establish consistent standards and processes to better support employees with disabilities. The office also supports employees who care for disabled family members. Sinocchi joined the firm in 2016 to head the newly established office. Having sustained a spinal cord injury early in his business career, Sinocchi is keenly aware of the issues and challenges facing people with disabilities. He actively creates awareness and understanding of disability inclusion through his blog, View from the Chair. Sinocchi has served on the boards of Jawonio, an organization focused on the well-being and equality of people with disabilities, and the Human Rights Commission in Rockland County, N.Y. He currently serves as a board member of the Viscardi Center’s Board of Directors Inc., a K-12 school in New York for severely disabled students affiliated with The Viscardi School; United Spinal Association, a nonprofit that seeks to enhance the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders; and RespectAbility, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In addition, he serves on the Diversity and Disability Inclusion Advisory Board for Pearson. Sinocchi joined the firm from IBM, where he led global workforce communications, creating awareness and understanding of IBM’s Human Resources and Diversity programs, policies and initiatives. He also served as the Corporate Communications Director for IBM’s Workforce Communications organization, ensuring their HR programs complemented their image as a technology leader and employer of choice. In addition, he was the lead co-chair executive for the IBMers with Disabilities Global Council. Sinocchi received a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University. He is married with two grown children and two grandchildren, and resides in New York City.

    Building Bridges: The Power of the Sisterhood

    Shirley Malcom, Ph.D., Senior Advisor and Director, SEA Change , American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Shirley Malcom is Senior Advisor and director of SEA Change at AAAS. She works to support transformative change in teaching and learning, research and practice to improve the quality and increase access to education and careers in STEM fields. Dr. Malcom is a trustee of Caltech, and a regent of Morgan State University. She served on the National Science Board, the policymaking body of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and on President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. Malcom, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, received her PhD in ecology from Penn State, masters in zoology from UCLA and bachelor’s in zoology from the University of Washington. She holds 17 honorary degrees. Malcom serves on the boards of the Heinz Endowments, Public Agenda, the National Math-Science Initiative and Digital Promise. Internationally, she is a leader in efforts to improve access of girls and women to education and careers in science and engineering and to increase use of S&T to empower women and address problems they face in their daily lives, serving as co-chair of the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on S&T for Development and Gender InSITE, a global initiative. In 2003, Dr. Malcom received the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, the highest award given by the Academy.

    Building Bridges: The Power of the Sisterhood

    Christie Sahley, Professor, Associate Head and Office of the Provost, Purdue University

    Building Bridges: The Power of the Sisterhood

    Laura Bottomley, Ph.D., Director, Women in Engineering and The Engineering Place, North Carolina State University

    Laura Bottomley has been a mentor and supporter of students from underrepresented groups since 1991 beginning at Duke University and continuing in 1997 at North Carolina State University. Dr. Bottomley holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and is Director of K-12 Engineering Outreach Programs and campus Women in Engineering Program. Dr. Bottomley has created a mentoring pipeline that can serve as a national model for K-12 outreach and support of underrepresented students at all levels. Dr. Bottomley initiated science curriculum reform for all elementary schools in Wake County, North Carolina. She conceived of and leads the statewide “Engineering on the Road Program”. Through a tiered-mentoring process, and with the help of undergraduate engineering students, she provides hands-on engineering activities to 25,000 students annually.

    Building Bridges: The Power of the Sisterhood

    Beth Cunningham, Executive Officer, American Association of Physics Teachers

    Beth is Executive Officer of the American Association of Physics Teachers. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Arts degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Kent State University. In 1989, she joined the physics department at Bucknell University as an assistant professor, attaining full professor in 2002. She was named associate dean of the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2000. In 2006, she was appointed as Provost, Dean of Faculty, and Professor of Physics at Illinois Wesleyan University. At AAPT since 2011, Beth provides leadership on a number of physics education initiatives including faculty and K-12 teacher professional development and diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics education.

    Building Bridges: The Power of the Sisterhood

    Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Co-Lead Editor, Politics, Groups, and Identities; Director, Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion

    Valeria Sinclair-Chapman’s work focuses on American political institutions, legislative politics, minority representation in Congress, and minority political participation. Broadly construed, her research examines why and how previously marginalized groups gain inclusion in the American political system. She is author or co-author of journal articles in the Journal of Politics, Electoral Studies, Political Research Quarterly, and Politics, Groups, and Identities, as well as several book chapters and an award-winning book, Countervailing Forces in African-American Political Activism, 1973-1994 (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Her current research projects examine how legislators represent the interests of racial and ethnic minorities in Congress at various stages of the legislative process. Sinclair-Chapman is past president of the Women’s Caucus of the South in the Southern Political Science Association, and former co-president of the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. She teaches courses on Race and Ethnic Politics, African-American Politics, Political Representation, Black Political Leadership, Congress as an Institution, and Introduction to American Politics.

    Facilitator - Nikole Collins-Puri, M.P.A.

    CEO, TechBridge Girls

    Nikole Collins-Puri is a social justice visionary, strategist, advocate and mentor who has committed her life to unleashing the potential of untapped communities. She’s the CEO of Techbridge Girls, a nonprofit organization that excites, educates and equips girls from low-income communities through STEM, empowering them to pursue STEM careers and achieve economic mobility and financial security as adults. Nikole is a master collaborator who is able to leverage her rich professional experiences in tech, philanthropy and education to bring diverse groups of stakeholders together to urge social change in our communities. She’s committed to removing barriers and increasing access and opportunities for all those who are often left behind but essential to the success and growth of our society. Prior to Techbridge Girls, Nikole worked at AT&T where she spearheaded their diversity and inclusion efforts, at the College Board where she advised states on their college completion strategy for Black and Latinx students, and at the Women’s Foundation of California where she advanced women’s economic security by supporting and awarding grants to visionary grassroots organizations. Nikole holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida and MPA from City University of New York.


    8:00 AM

    Registration / Breakfast

      8:30 AM

      Welcome Reception

      • Comments from Robert Ross, President and CEO, California Endowment
      • Comments from Crystal R. Emery, Founder/CEO, URU The Right To Be, Inc.
      • In The Spotlight: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) - TechBridge Girls

      8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

      Morning Sessions

      • Round Table Part I - The Power of Collective Impact
      • Building Bridges Part I - The Power of Sisterhood

      12:00 PM - 12:30 PM


        12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

        Afternoon Reception

        • Virtual Reality World Launch: A Tool for Developing and Strengthening a New Work Force with Opening Remarks from Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine
        • Technology, Supporting the Start Up Companies with Normay Cadena, Co-founder and Managing Partner, MiLA Capital
        • In the Spotlight: Intel Corporation, UNCS School of Engineering

        1:45 PM - 6:00 PM

        Afternoon Sessions

        • The Power of Collective Impact - Part II
        • Building Bridges – Part II

        3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

        Youth Workshops

        • 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.
          * Building Robots (Grades 8 through 12)
          * St. Ives Pop Up Mixing Bar with Unilever (any age) – behind the chemistry of cosmetics
          * “You Can’t Be What You Can’t See” (age 10+) – a virtual reality presentation and
          workshop with doctors.
          * Cyber Journalists (high school/college) – interview STEM professionals
          * Gift of Mobility (Go Baby Go)

        6:00 PM

        Presentation Of Gift Of Mobility To A Toddler With A Disability

          6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

          Evening Reception

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