EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Advocating for STEM/STEAM: Expanding Accessibility for Underrepresented Youth

  • Description: 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.
  • Date:Wednesday, November 2
  • Time:2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom D139
  • Track:Community Engagement/Equity
  • Audience: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.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
Abby Dacey
Mahlum Architects
Fabiola Casas
Espousal Strategies, LLC
Wade Hopkins
Northeast STEAM Coalition
Alyssa Leeviraphan
Mahlum Architects Inc.