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The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology co-hosted a Roundtable with the White House Council on Women and Girls on July 9, 2015.

7/9/2015
When: 7/9/2015
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The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) at Arizona State University co-hosted a Roundtable on Inclusive STEM Education with the White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG) on Thursday, July 9, 2015. The Roundtable was convened to address disparities that exist and to facilitate a conversation among experts about strategies and actions that are needed for advancing the best practices for inclusive STEM education and career readiness for under-represented women and girls.  

Leaders from across the nation convened at the White House to engage in a full day of dynamic discussions and to coordinate efforts around supporting under-represented women and girls in STEM. The Roundtable began with a welcome from co-coordinators Dr. Kimberlyn Leary, Advisor to the White House CWG and Dr. Kimberly Scott, Founder and Executive Director of CGEST. Mr. Roberto Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President for Education, Domestic Policy Council then spoke about the importance of inclusive STEM education and President Barack Obama’s continued commitment to enhancing diversity in the STEM workforce. 

Framing presentations were delivered by the Honorable La Doris “Dot” Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy; Dr. Monica Ramirez Basco, Assistant Director, Neuroscience, Mental Health, and Broadening Participation, in the Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Dr. Angela Byars-Winston, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lightening talks were delivered by Dr. Maria "Mia" Ong, Principal Investigator within the Education Research Collaborative at TERC; Dr. Bruce Weinberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Ohio State University; Candice Santomauro, consultant for the National Math and Science Initiative; Megan Smith, United States Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Dr. Betsey Stevenson, member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.  

 

 

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