Week of January 8 – 14, 2017
Deb Hall Talks About Diversity in STEM in .Mic
A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses
Congratulations to Professor of Electronic Engineering Technology Deb Hall, who was recently quoted in an article published by .Mic, that focused on diversity in the STEM field.
In the article, Deb, who attended the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) national conference, shares that she met female peers who are experiencing similar challenges when it comes to diversity within the STEM field. This was her first experience meeting female peers in similar positions, facing similar challenges.
“What was interesting was the commonality,” Deb stated about the SWE conference. “It doesn’t matter what type of university or college you teach at, there’s certain things … only they could understand. They’re invigorated just by going and seeing that they’re not in the minority — they’re in the majority.”
She continued to explain that this type of validation can help women and minorities in STEM overcome their sense of isolation.
You can read the full story by clicking here.
Thank you, Deb, for being such a fantastic advocate for diversity within the STEM field.