Affiliation: The Marburger STEM Center, Lawrence Technological University
Title: Hidden Figures: African American Contributions to STEM + C
Abstract: Why does diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) matter? Who does STEM and why? How do we address the STEM talent gap problem? In this seminar, we will discuss the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Architecture and Mathematics) initiatives and programming offered through LTU’s Marburger STEM Center. We will also explore the important intellectual contributions of women and scientists of color such as Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville, Alice Augusta Ball and Dr. Thomas Nelson Baker, Jr, a graduate of the Department of Chemistry at The Ohio State University.