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.