In Their Own Words Interviews

Published Nov. 2016

Dr. John Matsui

Dr John Matsui, assistant dean of biological sciences, Integrative Biology Department, College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley and co-founder and director of Biology Scholars Program (PAESMEM 2013), discusses the imperative for diversity in the STEM fields.

Dr. Lorraine Fleming

Dr. Lorraine Fleming, professor of civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences at Howard University (PAESMEM 2013), explains why role models and mentoring are critical for attracting more women and African-Americans to STEM careers.

Dr. Luis Colón

Dr. Luis Colón, professor of chemistry at SUNY-Buffalo and co-founder of the Institute for Strategic Enhancement of Educational Diversity (iSEED) (PAESMEM 2013), explains how research opportunities help students become successful.

Ms. Elizabeth "Liz" Parry

Ms. Elizabeth "Liz" Parry, coordinator of The Engineering Place in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (PAESMEM 2012), explains the importance of teaching engineering to grade school students.

GeoFORCE, University of Texas at Austin

Mr. Doug Ratcliff, retired geologist and founding director of GeoFORCE, and Dr. Samuel Moore, director of outreach and diversity at GeoFORCE (PAESMEM Organizational 2012), describe the program and the merits of learning about science outside the classroom.

Dr. Murty S. Kambhampati

Dr. Murty S. Kambhampati, professor of biology and chair of the Department of Natural Sciences at Southern University at New Orleans (PAESMEM 2012), shares his thoughts about the keys to helping minority students become successful in STEM.

 

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