On July 14-15, 2020 several Georgia Tech students and faculty participated in an online conference on Experiences of Black STEM in the Ivory: A Call to Disruptive Action. The event is sponsored by the Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute at the University of Washington, with participants from Boston University, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, and Georgia Tech.
On day one, Georgia Tech graduate student Simone Douglas will moderate a discussion on empowering students. Tech graduate students Fabrice Bernhard, Nettie Brown, Alexis Pulliam, and Clinton Smith will join panelists from other universities. Manu Platt, associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, will moderate a faculty discussion that includes Raheem Beyah, Motorola Foundation Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ed Botchwey, associate professor in Biomedical Engineering; Tequila Harris, associate professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering; and panelists from other universities.
On July 15, Steve McLaughlin, dean and Southern Company Chair of the College of Engineering, will participate in Let’s Get Real: A Discussion With the Deans. And Jennifer Singh, associate professor in the School of History and Sociology, will moderate a discussion titled “Where Do We Go From Here: Disruptive Actions to Abolish Anti-Black Racism in STEM.” Douglas and Platt will be panelists.