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A Celebration of Black Men in STEM: What is Your Narrative?

February 23, 2018
8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Lecture Room
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, 20418


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 hosted a conversation about the questions that define the stories, and stories that are guided by questions.

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Photography by Ben McDavid.  More photographs available for download.


8:45 a.m.
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; and
  • 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