Transforming STEM Education Toward Equity and Social Justice: Insights From Research and Organizational Stakeholders

This invited speaker session at the 2021 AERA Annual Meeting will bring together scholars and organizational stakeholders to tackle longstanding equity issues in STEM education. How do we resolve persistent inequities in students’ access, learning, persistence, and educational and career success with regard to STEM fields of study? What are some of the creative success models that help alleviate underrepresentation and enhance experiences and success of historically underserved populations based on race, gender, socioeconomic status, first-generation status, and other important identities? Based on their experiences and expertise, organizational stakeholders and scholars on this panel collectively interrogate these questions and current efforts to achieve equity and social justice for underrepresented students navigating STEM education.

Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, director of OCCRL, will be a discussant at the event, with Xueli Wang serving as chair. Other participants will be:

Lorelle Espinosa, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Karen A. Marrongelle, National Science Foundation
Ebony Omotola McGee, Vanderbilt Peabody College
Sarah Rodriguez, Texas A&M University - Commerce
Aaron Thomas, University of Montana

Time listed above is Central Standard Time.