The Inclusion Imperative: The Science of Broadening Participation
While innovation can come from anywhere, many populations are underrepresented in the 21st century STEM economy. For example, African Americans represent 12 percent of the U.S. population, but account for only 8 percent of general engineering majors, 7 percent of mathematics majors, and only 5 percent of computer engineering majors, according to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce. Ultimately, inclusion and opportunity isn’t altruism it’s — an economic imperative. This session will explore research on broadening participation in STEM education and occupations as well as look at efforts to drive inclusive economic growth.
- Kimberly Gayle, Executive Director, Columbus Office, i.c. stars
- Kaye Husbands Fealing, Professor and Chair, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech University
- Pablo Navarro, Senior Director Partnerships, Code2040