2021 Engineering Equity Summit: Evolving Behaviors to Make Strides in Policy

Presented by the Penn State College of Engineering Diversity Student Round Table

Join us for this two-day event to hear from accomplished alumni and faculty and participate in discussions about growing together to create a more equitable society, from individual behaviors to societal policies. Topics include being unapologetically yourself, empowerment of claiming your space, colorism, and allyship, with a focus on the power of networking, and how policy influences and is influenced by such discussions.

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Questions? Contact Lauren Griggs at lag5817@psu.edu.

Day One: Saturday, April 10

1 to 1:10 p.m. — Welcome

Dr. Tonya Peeples, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Penn State

1:10 to 2 p.m. — Keynote: Being Unapologetically Yourself

Paula Garcia Todd, Global Strategic Manager – Pharma Solutions, International Flavors & Fragrances

2 to 2:10 p.m. — Break

2:10 to 2:50 p.m. — Panel Discussion: The Impact of Injustice in Engineering Related to Gender, Race, and Sexuality

2:50 – 3:00 p.m. — Break

3 to 4 p.m. — Keynote: Allyship: The Power of Networking

Lisa Williams, Bulk Marine and Terminal Sourcing Director Logistics Strategic Sourcing Center Dow Global Purchasing

Day Two: Sunday, April 11

1 to 1:05 p.m. — Welcome

Lauren Griggs, Director, Multicultural Engineering Program, Penn State

1:05 to 2 p.m. — Keynote: Empowerment: Claiming Your Space

Dr. Sharaé Meredith, Interim Analytics & Wargaming Branch Chief Senior Research Engineer at GTRI

2 to 2:10 p.m. — Break

2:10 to 3 p.m. — Keynote: Advancing Access to Justice Through a Policy Lens

Sandra Allain, Director, Law, Policy, and Engineering, Penn State

3 to 3:10 p.m. — Break

3:10 to 3:50 p.m. — Facilitate Reflections

3:50 to 4 p.m. — Closing Remarks

Brianna Wilson and Sybil Owusu-Bempah