IGH Symposium: Achieving Global Equity through STEM Education: Health, Environme
November 21, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
The UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health (IGH) in collaboration with the STEM Ambassadors Program will host a symposium titled “Achieving Global Equity through STEM Education: Health, Environment & Policy” on Thursday, November 21, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Old Chapel.
The daylong event will feature a keynote panel headlined by Carol O'Donnell, Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center. Additional panelists include Gary Toranzos, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras; Rupika Delgoda, Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology, the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica; Laurel Royer, Managing Scientist at Exponent; and Carolyn Gardner-Thomas, Lecturer of Math, Harvard University. The panel will be chaired by Jennie Ward-Robinson, CEO of the Alliance for Global Health Innovation.
The panelists will discuss some of the challenges facing communities and populations around the world in health, environment and policy, and the critical role that STEM education can play in reducing global inequalities.
In addition to the keynote panel, the symposium will feature a student poster session from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, providing an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to interact more closely with the panelists. The program will conclude with a STEM AP Presentation (STEM Education through the Performing Arts).
The event is free and open to the public.