STEM Center Launches Minority Scholar Series

Feb. 1, 2019
Photo of ReAnna Roby
Photo of ReAnna Roby

The College of Education’s STEM Center is initiating a Minority STEM Education Scholar series. The center is hosting a monthly campus visit from scholars whose ethnicity and/or gender have historically been marginalized within STEM and whose research focuses on K-12 STEM education. The visits will include a research presentation as well as opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to meet one-on-one with the visiting scholar. The goal of this colloquium series is to enhance awareness of black and Latino scholars and others from historically underrepresented backgrounds and their work in STEM education on and beyond the University of Texas at Austin campus, and to promote scholarly interest and collaborations.

The STEM Center’s first visiting scholar, ReAnna Roby, Ph.D. from Michigan State University, will be visiting campus on February 11. Her presentation, The Afterlife of Black Girls and Women in STEM: Narrative Reimaginings of STEM and Making, will take place from 12 - 1 pm in room 352 of the Sanchez Building on the University of Texas at Austin campus.