Diversity in STEM Summit 2019
At Tandon, we believe that academic excellence is inseparable from our commitment to creating a culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belongingness. Join us at our 5th annual Diversity in STEM Summit where we will explore the theme, “Engineering & Technology for a Healthier Tomorrow.”
What is the current status of healthcare technology and innovations locally and globally?
How are we expanding medical care access and addressing disparities to those with special needs and in marginalized communities?
We will dive into these questions and more as we explore the role of cultural sensitivity and ways to mitigate bias in the healthcare profession and hear from individuals at the forefront of increasing a diverse professional pipeline.
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Please note, this event is open only for the Tandon student community. If you are a student from another NYU school and are interested in joining, please email us at email@example.com
What is the connection to racial disparity and unconscious bias in STEM fields? In technology and healthcare specifically? Join Dr. Jean Gallagher, our moderator, in conversation with our panelists as we dive into these questions and a greater understanding of the role of unconscious biases within our panelists’ respective fields, as well as their hopes for the future of diversity within the STEM fields.
Participants who arrive on time will be entered to win a Mynted 3D Pen!
Luncheon Lightning Talks
Why is it important to make sure that our local and global diverse communities are at the forefront of healthcare technology innovations?
Over lunch, you’ll hear “Lightning Talk” presenters address these questions and share their personal journeys that brought them to their innovative work, changing the technology and healthcare landscapes.
Participants who arrive on time will be entered to win a pair of PowerBeats Pro!
Join us at dinner to hear three visionary leaders and change agents, all MDs, leading the way in research and collaborating with corporations and policymakers to transform healthcare for all communities. Dr. Marilyn Fraser, CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH), Research Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and co-Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, will receive the Diversity in STEM Champion Achievement Award. Participants will have the opportunity to network with invited corporate and industry partners as well as alumni and entrepreneurs.
Participants who arrive on time will be entered to win a 5th Series Apple Watch!