Speakers

2017

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Kwame Shaka OpareTeaching Artist, Youth Advocate

Kwame Shaka Opare

Kwame will provide an investigation into the systematic miseducation of African American youth and how the disrupting the status quo of African-American students in education can provide the opportunity for these students to succeed.

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Dr. Monique HeadAssociate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Morgan State University

Dr. Monique Head

Dr. Head will be talking about how we are tackling the challenge of infrastructure – specifically, using advanced materials to engineer bridge systems that meet acceptable bridge performance criteria in a sustainable way.

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Veronica Canarte

Veronica Canarte

Veronica is here to talk about the difficulties that women (particularly women of color) face in STEM fields, some of the reasons for these difficulties, and the true depth of discrimination in this fast-growing segment of our workforce.

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Nosa Isabor

Nosa Isabor

An up and coming young DJ, Nosa is presenting on the innovations and advancements in the field of music sampling, and how the evolution of sampling is creating new and exciting sounds that have not previously been heard in the industry

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Adam HaysSpecial Olympics Athlete

Adam Hays

Adam will be discussing the opportunities that have been made available to people with intellectual disabilities, as well as the steps that we can take to become a more equitable and integrated society.

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Brian JaraAssociate Director, Towson University Cultural Competency Education

Brian Jara

Brian will be utilizing his experience in teaching women’s, gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ+ studies to dive into the relationship of intersectional masculinity with our society.

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Usjid Hameed

Usjid Hameed

Every time a terrorist attack occurs in the US, Americans are left wondering why: why do “they” hate “us? Usjid’s talk will give us some insight into how we got to this place.

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Ryan PerpallCEO, Break Box

Ryan Perpall

Ryan is here to talk about the philosophy of Break Box, his glass recycling company that utilizes a recreational destruction business model to revolutionize the recycling process.

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