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Beyond Graduate School Success: Underrepresented Minorities in STEM

Modified: May 13, 2015

Friday, May 15, 12-3pm
Norris University Center, McCormick Auditorium

A panel of six NU alumni will discuss achieving success in their respective STEM fields after graduate school and host small-group breakout sessions. The event includes lunch with the panelists and breakout sessions for attendees to engage in small-group discussions with individual alumni. The event is sponsored by The Graduate School, McCormick School of Engineering, One Book One Northwestern, NU Career Advancement, and AccessibleNU

The folloing are the six panelists moderated by Associate Professor Karen Smilowitz, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences:

  • Dr. Jorge Cantu, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Anesthesiology; Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Dr. Maisha Gray-Diggs, Section Head of Baby Care Disruptive Innovation, Procter & Gamble Corporation
  • Dr. Joseph Hibdon, Assistant Professor Mathematics, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Dr. Michael Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Dr. Shiho Kawashima, Assistant Professor Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University in New York
  • Dr. Kai Orton, Research Assistant Professor, School of Education, Northwestern University


To attend the panel and select lunch, please RSVP by May 7th.

The panelists will host 20-minute sessions in breakout rooms, with a 10-minute break in between. To sign up for your top three panelists, click on the links below.

Jorge Cantu: Evans Room 102
Session One: 1:30 – 1:50 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Cantu_Session_1
Session Two: 2:00 – 2:20 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Cantu_Session_2
Session Three: 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Cantu_Session_3

Maisha Gray: Rock Room 207
Session One: 1:30 – 1:50 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Gray_Session_1
Session Two: 2:00 – 2:20 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Gray_Session_2
Session Three: 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Gray_Session_3

Joseph Hibdon: Wildcat Room 101A
Session One: 1:30 – 1:50 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Hibdon_Session_1
Session Two: 2:00 – 2:20 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Hibdon_Session_2
Session Three: 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Hibdon_Session_3

Michael Johnson: Chicago Room 103
Session One: 1:30 – 1:50 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Johnson_Session_1
Session Two: 2:00 – 2:20 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Johnson_Session_2
Session Three: 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Johnson_Session_3

Shiho Kawashima: Armadillo Room 208
Session One: 1:30 – 1:50 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Kawashima_Session_1
Session Two: 2:00 – 2:20 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Kawashima_Session_2
Session Three: 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Kawashima_Session_3

Kai Orton: Wildcat Room 101B
Session One: 1:30 – 1:50 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Orton_Session_1
Session Two: 2:00 – 2:20 p.m https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Orton_Session_2
Session Three: 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Orton_Session_3

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