Harnessing Diversity to Improve STEM Excellence: Race Matters
Dr. David Asai, Senior Director for Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
As STEM educators, we know that the ability to find creative solutions to difficult problems is enhanced significantly when we can draw on a diverse group who approach the problem with different tools and approaches. And yet, we often do a poor job of tapping into the enormous potential of diverse populations, and struggle to build diversity in our fields. Dr. David Asai will explore how we can build diversity and harness its benefits by promoting an inclusive environment in our classrooms. He will present some concrete strategies educators can implement to improve our ability to find, nurture and retain diverse students in our disciplines.