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Ebony Omotola McGee, author of Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation

Wednesday, February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Join an online Q&A with Professor Ebony Omotola McGee about her book Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation.

The author will be responding to questions that participants in our Delta book club on the subject have posed. There will also be time for some Q&A time for those who have read the book. If you haven’t read the book yet, you are welcome to join and listen in; however, the author will not be doing a presentation or overview of the book.

Drawing on narratives from hundreds of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous individuals, the author examines the experiences of underrepresented racially minoritized students and faculty members who have succeeded in STEM. Based on this extensive research, Professor McGee advocates for structural and institutional changes to address racial discrimination, stereotyping, and hostile environments in an effort to make the field more inclusive. McGee offers policies and practices that must be implemented to ensure that STEM education and employment become more inclusive including internships, mentoring opportunities, and curricular offerings. Such structural changes are imperative if we are to reverse the negative effects of racialized STEM and unlock the potential of all students to drive technological innovation and power the economy.

Get the book: We highly recommend you read the book prior to this event! You may purchase it here or at Amazon; Delta will also have some copies available for loan. Please contact us at info@delta.wisc.edu i you would like a loaner copy.

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Wednesday, February 10
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Wednesday, February 10, 12:00pm – 1:00pm