Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Old Chapel
The UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health and the STEM Ambassadors Program are sponsoring a symposium titled "Achieving Global Equity through STEM Education: Health, Environment & Policy" on November 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at 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.
In addition to the keynote panel, the symposium will feature poster presentations and a STEM AP Presentation (STEM Education through the Performing Arts).