"Addressing Hostility: A Critical-Systematic Perspective of Engineering Culture and Its Implications on Black and Brown Student Engagement"


Monday, March 8, 2021, 1:00pm



SEAS Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Presents: The Intersections of STEM and Social Justice Series

Speaker: Dr. Terrell Morton, Assistant Professor of Identity and Justice in STEM Education, University of Missouri 

Event Description: Scholars and practitioners seeking to enhance Black and Brown students’ postsecondary STEM experiences often fall short in creating truly inclusive spaces as many of the proposed solutions do not address structural-cultural barriers that manifest as a result of systemic oppression. This presentation will provide ways to optimize engineering education that can enhance and advance Black and Brown students’ success, by introducing frameworks that help unpack the role of structural racism on student interactions and behaviors. Demonstrations on how to leverage these frameworks to create inclusive engineering learning environments are provided.

The Intersections of STEM and Social Justice Series will explore the relationship between STEM and systemic oppression. SEAS will invite renowned scholars to demonstrate how STEM can be applied to address social injustices, discuss how STEM has historically been used to sustain inequality, and provide research based best practices to improving STEM education for students of marginalized identities.

If you have any questions about this event, or accessibility and accommodation requests, please email diversity@seas.harvard.edu