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      October 25, 2019

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      Changing the Face of STEM - Dallas, TX

      URU The Right to Be, Inc. invites you to a groundbreaking, national education initiative focused on bringing together all stakeholders to develop tangible and sustainable solutions for equity and inclusion in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEM). Join us as we create a new paradigm for our nation’s youth and thought-leaders. Sponsored in part by Intel, PwC, and Unilever. Friday, October 25 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bluebonnet Room Communities Foundation of Texas Mabel Peters Caruth Center 5500 Caruth Haven Lane at Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225 The Power of the Sisterhood An opportunity for accomplished women in STEM who are white to critically examine their professional experiences in STEM, also exploring ally-building across racial/ethnic and cultural groupings. Moderated by Dr. Laura Bottomley, Dr. Christie Sahley, and Dr. Martha Williams "White women's tears are the most powerful force" What does that mean? Note: This event is for white women. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Top Floor Meeting Center Fiori on Vitruvian Park 3990 Vitruvian Way Addison, Texas 75001 The Women Gather Women of color vary in their backgrounds and cultures. But one aspect that remains the same, when they are seen by the dominate thought they're just another person of color. So, why am I afraid to trust you, my sister? Moderated by Dr. Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Dr. Rashele Yarborough, and Dr. Joycelyn Elders. Sister to Sister: From Hurt to Healing to Loving Ourselves Note: This event is for women of color. Saturday, October 26 (UT Southwestern) Presented in conjunction with UT Southwestern 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Building Bridges - Roundtable (Part 1) Women in STEM are their own “minority,” working in isolation to prove themselves in a man’s world. Through collegial sisterhood – black, brown and white – female voices share their journeys and conflicts working towards building a bridge which connects all women. Moderators: Laura Bottomley, PhD, Director, Women in Engineering and The Engineering Place, NCSU and Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, PhD, Co-Lead Editor, Politics, Groups, and Identities; Director, Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Purdue University 10:00 a.m. Intel Autonomous Car Sponsored by Intel 10:00 a.m. PwC: Essential Eight Curricula Including CODE-E, our life-size robot, sponsored by PwC 11:00 a.m. Workshops for Parents and Professionals Roadmaps for your Child: Educational Milestones While there is no single road to becoming a scientist, engineer, inventor, or mathematician, most STEM career paths share key characteristics. This workshop offers resources and a comprehensive guide to keep children on track for careers in STEM fields. Facilitated by Camille Bumbray. 11:00 a.m. Youth Component Interactive, “hands-on” multimedia workshops to engage, nurture and encourage the next generation of STEM professionals. One-on-one mentorship engagement and the CFS Virtual Reality Experience empower today’s students to become tomorrow’s trailblazers and innovators. Create Your Own walkSTEM® (ages 11 - 18) Building Robots (ages 14 - 20) Dove Self Esteem Project/Workshop (girls only, ages 13-15) Cyber Journalists (high school/college) Oculus: Virtual Reality Learning Experience (ages 14 - 18) SPRK-ing Interest in Computer Science (girls only, ages 10-15) Explora (ages 5-7) Gift of Mobility (high school) 12:00 p.m. Lunch Book Signings - Master Builders of the Modern World Rashele Yarborough, MD, Yale Family Medicine Joycelyn Elders, MD, First Black US Surgeon General Edward Castillo, PhD, Research Radiotherapy Melanie Moses, PhD, Computer Science 1:00 p.m. Building Bridges - Roundtable (Part 2) Women in STEM are their own “minority,” working in isolation to prove themselves in a man’s world. Through collegial sisterhood – black, brown and white – female voices share their journeys and conflicts working towards building a bridge which connects all women. Moderators: Laura Bottomley, PhD, Director, Women in Engineering and The Engineering Place, NCSU Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, PhD, Co-Lead Editor, Politics, Groups, and Identities; Director, Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Purdue University 3:30 p.m. Award of Excellence presented by Dr. Joycelyn Elders 4:00 p.m. Post-event Fellowship and Reception Sponsored in part by Intel, PwC, and Unilever

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