Ayana Arce, Robert Hampshire, James Mitchell, Jennifer Rexford, James West, Alice White, with Randal Pinkett
In the Nation’s Service: Diversifying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Leadership
March 12, 2012
Sponsored by the Louis Clark Vanuxem Fund (NOTE: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall)
This panel will bring together experts in the fields of science and engineering to discuss ways that universities and industry can attract more minorities and women to careers in science and technology. The participants are Ayana Arce, assistant professor of physics at Duke University; Robert Hampshire, assistant professor of operations research and public policy at Carnegie-Mellon University; James Mitchell, formerly of Bell Labs and currently dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science at Howard University; Jennifer Rexford, professor of computer science at Princeton University; James West, former Bell Laboratories Fellow at Lucent and currently research professor at Johns Hopkins University; and Alice White, a physicist and vice president at Bell Labs. Mitchell and West were founders of two programs at Bell Labs designed to encourage diversity in science and technology. Randal Pinkett, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, will moderate.