This Week at DE: Week of February 7

Register now for February events celebrating Black leaders in STEM!

Hi everyone and happy Sunday! We have an earlier edition of This Week at DE today since I know you’re probably watching a certain “big game” tonight. 

But we’re excited about a kickoff of our own: the launch of nearly 30 new digital resources from our STEM Careers CoalitionThese resources continue to support and celebrate Black histories and Black leaders in STEM and connect all learners to their natural curiosity to see the STEM in them. All of the resources include ready-made activities with step-by-step guides designed for any learning environment. 

The Black Leaders in STEM Careers Portal is a new collection of resources that spotlight careers from diverse leaders, including an aircraft maintenance technician, engineering project manager and a senior policy advisor. The videos are a great way for teachers to help students make connections between the classroom and careers, with the hope of them becoming the next generation of STEM leaders! 

We’ll also be holding a professional learning event on February 16th at 6pm EST to go through all of the new resources via our special host Dr. Robert Corbin. You’ll get a preview of the content and actionable ways for how to apply it with your students. Learn more and register.

To further the discussion with education and corporate leaders, join us for the February edition of Diversity in STEM Discussions, a quarterly thought leadership series designed to bring leaders of industry together with district-level and classroom educators to engage in an honest and thought-provoking dialogue around building of a magnificently diverse STEM workforce. On Tuesday, February 23rd at 2pm, hear from key STEM education stakeholders and equity warriors as they discuss breaking down barriers and establishing concrete ways to foster equitable opportunities for the next generation of black engineers in leadership.  Learn more and register.

We hope these resources  bring value to you and your students by celebrating diversity and inspiring them to think about STEM career paths. Let us know which ones you’re checking out and thanks for tuning in!