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Stories are defined by the people who tell them. Too often, though, black men in science, engineering, and medicine have not been asked how they would like their stories to be told. As part of the celebration of black history month, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is hosting a conversation about the questions that define the stories, and stories that are guided by questions.

Please join us on February 23, 2018, from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences Building on Constitution Avenue for breakfast followed by a panel and audience discussion about what narrative you want to tell about your experience.

8:45 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Welcome from Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences

9:30 a.m. Opening remarks by Roosevelt Y. Johnson, Senior Advisor, Office of Education Leadership, NASA

9:45 a.m. Panel discussion between

  • Kenneth (Kenny) Gibbs, Director, NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program, and Program Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity, NIH
  • Adegboyega (Ade) Akinsiku, User Experience Researcher, and Ph.D. Candidate in Human-Centered Computing; University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Brandon Jones, Program Director, Education & Diversity, GEO/OAD, NSF
  • James Stith, Vice President Emeritus, American Institute of Physics

Richard-Duane Chambers (Moderator), Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

10:30 a.m.Open conversation with the audience

11:00 a.m.Adjourn

(Agenda subject to change)

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  • When: Fri Feb. 23
    8:45 am - 11:00 am

  • Address: 2101 Constitution Ave NW
    Washington DC,US 20418

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