Sat30Mar20199 AM – 3 PM
Changing the Face of STEM
CHANGING THE FACE OF STEM
THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE IMPACT
A CALL TO ACTION
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019
9 AM – 3 PM
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center 2400 Tucker Ave NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87131
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION LEADERS
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Interactive Stem Workshops For Youth: Engaging The Next Generation
- • CGI/Game Development (Ages 12-18)Workshop participants will receive an introduction to using the professional game development platform, Unreal Engine. Each student will be provided computers to work on their own, as the group investigates several components of game development and design, including building basic worlds and how to create and animate characters. Presented by the Brain Hackers Association.
- • The STEM Apothecary (Ages 13-18)Take a dive into the world of a Compound Pharmacist and see where that profession fits in the world of the pharmaceutical industry. Each student will be tasked to complete pharmaceutical equations, build medication formulas, and use real-life equipment to compound specialty medications. This is where the passion for the art and science of pharmacy begins! Presented by Olive Tree Pharmacy.
- • Chemistry in our World (High School/College)Cosmetics is a billion dollar industry that produces items used to cleanse, beautify or alter appearance without affecting the body. Merchandise is generally mixtures of chemical compounds that can include both natural and synthetic components. Although cosmetics are used daily, many young people do not understand the science behind the products. This workshop will discuss what chemists do to create the cosmetics we use every day as well as the vast job career opportunities in the field. Students will reinforce their understanding of chemistry through hands on production of lavender, sandalwood and rose-scented lotions. Presented by URU The Right to Be.
- Community Science (Ages 5-7)Presented by Explora Science Center.
- • Cyber Journalists (Ages 13-18)Today’s young people interact in a new age of online media, interfacing and communicating across multiple platforms as digital natives. URU harnesses this generational engagement through a directed process of cyber journalism, allowing students at our events to become digital ambassadors, documenting and recording our Changing the Face of STEM events in real time. By reporting live during CFS, Cyber Journalists engage beyond the walks of a single event on a peer-to-peer level, rewriting the existing narrative in their own words and explaining from their own perspective the importance of Changing the Face of STEM.
- Build a Supercomputer (High School/College)
- Building Robots (Ages 13-18)Presented by hands On Minds On Technology.
Workshop For Parents And Professionals
The Power Of Collective Impact: A Call To Action
- • Moderator: Karissa Culbreath, PhD, University of New Mexico
- • Sandra Begay, Civil Engineer
- • Edward Castillo, Research Radiotherapy
- • Melanie Moses, Computer Scientist
- • Cristina Villalobos, Mathematician
- • Elizabeth J. Kistin Keller, Systems Analyst
- • Olivia Underwood, Materials Scientist
Film Screening And Presentations
- • Karissa Culbreath, University of New MexicoKarissa Culbreath, Ph.D., 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
- • Crystal R. Emery, URU The Right To Be, Inc.Crystal R. Emery is a dynamic producer, author and filmmaker known for producing narratives aimed at creating a more equitable society on a variety of platforms. She is also the founder and CEO of URU The Right To Be, Inc., a nonprofit content production company that tackles the intersection of humanities, arts, science, and technology. She is a member of the Producers’ Guild of America, New York Women in Film and Television and she sits on the committee of 100Kin10’s Increasing Women’s Visibility in STEM.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut, Crystal R. Emery began her professional career in theater and film, with an apprenticeship with renowned theater director Lloyd Richards (The Piano Lesson) and polished her craft under the tutelage of film industry giant Bill Duke (A Rage in Harlem). She went on to attain her Masters in Media Studies from The New School for Public Engagement and has received numerous awards and accolades. She received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Connecticut. As the commencement speaker, she was the first ever to receive two standing ovations of 20,000 people in attendance.
Emery is a sought-after author, educator, social activist and filmmaker with a wide-ranging platform and an expansive following, having published numerous titles independently and with established publishers. Her body of work covers a broad range of topics, from diversity, inclusion, and equity, to children\'s books, sociopolitical issues, and STEM. Her speaking engagements have included National Security Agency, National Institutes of Health, Kaiser Permanente, National Organization of Disability, Capitol Hill. Her online presence includes webinars for 100Kin10 and presentations with TEDx.
She was hailed as “inspiring,” by the Los Angeles Times and a “leader in science and technology” in Good Housekeeping’s “50 over 50”; Women Who are Changing the World”. She has extensive credits, having been published in TIME, Variety, Ms.Magazine.com, Rebecca Minkoff Superwoman and HuffPost. To date, her published works include the first two volumes of the Little Man children’s book series, Against All Odds: Black Women in Medicine and Master Builders of the Modern World: Reimagining the Face of STEM. Her groundbreaking feature-length documentary, Black Women in Medicine, has now been seen by over 12 million viewers globally and screened in American embassies around the world. On September 10, 2018, the National Academy of Medicine released her discussion paper Stat! An Action Plan for Replacing the Broken System of Recruitment and Retention of Under-represented Minorities in Medicine with a New Paradigm.
In 2015, Emery conceived, designed and launched the innovative Changing the Face of STEM national educational and workforce development initiative, which most recently held its national tour kickoff at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., June 12, 2018, in conjunction with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She is currently designing and implementing a Virtual Reality learning experience – You Can’t Be What You Can’t See – which will debut on June 10, 2019 at the National Academy of Sciences.
Triumphing over two chronic diseases as a quadriplegic, Emery continues to shape a successful personal and professional life. She attributes her breakthrough as a producer and writer, and growth as a human being, to her participation in the classes taught by Guru Madeleine at The New School of Learning in New Rochelle, New York. Emery believes that faith and trust in a power greater than ourselves and perseverance is the road to success.
- • Film: Changing the Face of STEM
- • Comments by Dr. Elizabeth Keller, Sandia National LaboratoriesSTEM provides important technological advances in industries across the country and around the world, but it can also be a force for social justice and change right in our own back yards, bringing technology to communities one individual at a time. Partnering with GoBabyGo, Changing the Face of STEM utilized engineering and technology to gift custom-created, modified toy cars to otherwise paralyzed children, granting the gift of mobility where before there was none. Students will get to work alongside GoBabyGo STEM professionals and volunteers to create and donate a custom-built mobility vehicle for a child in their home community, all in the span of an afternoon’s CFS event.
Post-event Fellowship And Reception