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McKelvey School of Engineering

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Education, Engineering & Race Seminar Series

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Virtual Event

Join us for the next seminar series presenting: 
My STEM is for the streets: Strategies to normalize and diversify STEM by bringing it to the masses

Speaker: Carlotta Berry, PhD
Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Dr. Berry will describe some of the innovative approaches she has devised to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in STEM. She will examine her work as part of the organizations she co-founded, Black In Robotics and Black in Engineering, as well as her educational consulting company, NoireSTEMinist. There will be a discussion of bias in STEM as seen through the lens of robotics and AI as well as recommendations for how to mitigate bias. A big part of addressing inequities in STEM is recognizing that it exists, that everyone has unconscious bias and we should all work together to shine a light on system bias to reduce its negative impact. She believes that engineering as well as engineering education will never reach its full potential or impact until the demographic reflects that of the world it impacts. Her strategy for bringing this vision to fruition is bringing robotics and STEM to the streets.

Register: https://wustl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xRLuJ-jiSayqPFHmOIX_fQ

Event Type



McKelvey School of Engineering


Science & Technology

Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Systems Engineering, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Sever Institute
Event Contact

Cindy Alvarez

Speaker Information

Carlotta A. Berry is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Spelman College, bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, master’s in electrical engineering from Wayne State University, and PhD from Vanderbilt University. She is one of a team of faculty in ECE, ME and CSSE at Rose-Hulman to create and direct the first multidisciplinary minor in robotics. She is the Co-Director of the NSF S-STEM Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity (ROSE-BUD) Program and advisor for the National Society of Black Engineers. She is also the President of the Technical Editor Board for the ASEE Computers in Education Journal. She has taught undergraduate courses in Human- Robot Interaction, Mobile Robotics, circuits, controls, signals and system, freshman and senior design. Her research interests are in robotics education, interface design, human-robot interaction, and increasing underrepresented populations in STEM fields. She has a special passion for diversifying the engineering profession by encouraging more women and underrepresented minorities to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees. See feels that the profession should reflect the world that we live in in order to solve the unique problems that we face.

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