EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule
Advocating for STEM/STEAM: Expanding Accessibility for Underrepresented Youth
BIPOC, females, and LGBTQ+ students are underrepresented in STEM/STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) careers. How can intentional partnerships and design processes change this dynamic? In this session, a NE Portland-based educational non-profit, a black-owned public involvement firm, and architects specializing in educational spaces will share actionable approaches to encourage youth involvement, build local capacity, and develop an inclusive design process for creating school- and community-based STEM/STEAM programs.
Wednesday, November 2
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time
EDspaces Classroom D139
Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
Learning Objective 1:
Leverage local resources to create intentional partnerships that support historically marginalized youth in STEM/STEAM programs.
Learning Objective 2:
Identify perceived barriers to involvement in STEM/STEAM career tracks for BIPOC, Female, and LGBTW+ youth.
Learning Objective 3:
Engage in culturally appropriate outreach to youth, families, and professionals to center the needs of marginalized groups.
Learning Objective 4:
Use the Design Thinking method to develop empathy, define, and ideate design solutions that spark youth interest.
AIA LU, IDCEC
Espousal Strategies, LLC
Northeast STEAM Coalition
Mahlum Architects Inc.