White House Conference on Inclusive STEM Education for Youth of Color

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At the end of October I was invited to the White House Conference on Inclusive STEM Education for Youth of Color. It was a great opportunity to chat about the Triple Helix project with a broad spectrum of people in STEM education diversity: there were celebrity participants such as astronauts Mae Jemison and Bernard Harris; industry reps like Barbara Whye (Intel’s diversity initiative); and community activists like Sarah Echohawk (who is also CEO of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society). One of the highlights for me was getting this photo with Bob Moses, the civil rights activist who founded the Algebra Project.

Bob Moses and Ron Eglash. From this balcony you can see Obama's back yard.

Bob Moses and Ron Eglash. From this balcony you can see Obama’s back yard.

Congratulations to Fellow Alum Dan Lyles

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Dan Lyles

Fellow Alum Dan Lyles after successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis.

Congratulations to Fellow Alum Dan Lyles! Dan successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis today before his dissertation committee. The title of his dissertation is “Generative Concepts”.

Reflecting on what the Triple Helix Gk-12 program meant to him, Dan said that support from the grant allowed him to think about and develop his research interests. In particular, he stated that the concept of generative justice came out of that support.

Dan was a member of the initial cohort of Fellows supported through the Triple Helix grant. Triple Helix wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Congratulations to Fellow Alum David Banks

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David Banks

Fellow Alum David Banks

Congratulations to Fellow Alum David Banks! David successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis today before his dissertation committee. The title of his dissertation is “Three Theories of Praxis: Sense-Making Tools for Post-Capitalism”.

David was a member of the initial cohort of Fellows supported through the Triple Helix grant. David starts as an adjunct at the University at Albany (SUNY) this fall, teaching Introduction to Urban Geography, in their Urban Planning Department. Triple Helix wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors.