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Sunday, March 10 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Nation in Decline: Why We Suck at Science and Math LIMITED

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This panel will analyze the success of the few STEM (science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics) programs that leveled the achievement gap between
minorities and their peers and question how those results can be expanded to
improve retention rates of all science and math majors.

Questions Answered
Why should we care if university students exceed in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics?
Is the weed-out process really necessary in higher education?
How can corporations and universities form partnerships, change the game, and put
America back in the running to lead the innovation economy?

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Marcia Wade Talbert

Tech Editor, Black Enterprise
@Marcia Wade Talbert multimedia content producer focusing on technology at Black Enterprise Magazine. In this capacity I write and assign stories to educate readers about: social media; digital integration; gadgets, apps, and software for business and professional development; minority tech startups... Read More →

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Jerel Booker

Founding member & nonprofit sponsor of Urban Lyceum, a co-institutional STEM Charter School in Austin, 5 Thoughts Inc.
@Jerel Booker currently serves as Senior Director of Educator Quality and Special Projects for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  He is also a founding member of 5 Thoughts Inc., a nonprofit sponsoring entity for Urban Lyceum, a co-institutional STEM Charter School in... Read More →
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Dr. Joan Frye

Senior Policy Analyst, The WHITE HOUSE Office of Science, Technology, and Policy
@Joan M. Frye, PhD, is currently on detail from the National Science Foundation to The WHITE HOUSE in the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she is a Senior Policy Analyst. Her portfolio includes graduate education modernization, broadening... Read More →
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Kim Magloire

Founder & President, SciTech
@Kim Magloire is the Founder and President of SciTech. A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University, Kim has a passion for nurturing young minds. After working as a biologist and epidemiologist at Rockefeller University and Columbia University, Kim realized her true passion was to teac... Read More →
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Dr. Andrew B. Williams

Distinguished Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics Lab, Marquette University
@Dr. Andrew B. Williams is Professor and John P. Raynor,S.J., Distinguished Chair Electrical and Computer Engineering Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics Lab, Director Marquette University Engineering Hall

Sunday March 10, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
BiT House | Red River Room Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N Interstate 35

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