Conference for Promoting STEM
6th Annual Conference for Promoting STEM
Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Students in STEM
October 26, 2012
Program: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Discussion: 3:30 – 5 p.m.
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL
Featuring Plenary Speakers
Catherine Good, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Baruch College/The City University of New York
Overcoming Negative Stereotypes: Applying Theory to Practice
Dr. Good’s research focuses on the social forces that shape academic achievement, intellectual performance, motivation, and self-image. In particular, her lab focuses not only on how negative stereotypes contribute to females' underachievement and under-representation in math and science fields, but also on methods of helping females overcome vulnerability to the stereotype. She also studies these issues as they relate to minority student achievement. Since much of the work is conducted in local schools, students of Dr. Good’s lab gain experience in designing and conducting studies in both laboratory and applied settings.
Amy Slaton, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Drexel University, Philadelphia
Pursuing STEM Diversity: The 'Problem' of Identity in American Science and Engineering
Professor Slaton’s most recent book, Race, Rigor and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering: The History of an Occupational Color Line, follows racial ideologies in engineering higher education since the 1940s. She is currently writing about the challenges two-year colleges face in preparing high-tech workforces for a world in which automation, outsourcing, and other impediments to industrial employment are gaining momentum.
For the complete agenda, click HERE.
To register, click HERE. The early bird conference fee is $25 effective until October 22 after which the conference fee becomes $30 per person. With generous support from Oakton's Student Government Association, we can now offer $5 conference fee for the first 20 students who register.
For more information or for assistance with lodging, contact Gloria Liu, coordinator, Center for Promoting STEM, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.635.1738.
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