HerStory is Our Story: Creating a Legacy Through Engineering and Other STEM Entrepreneurship

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

The National STEM Collaborative, through the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, and Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation at Arizona State University proposes this conference grant to support a 2 1/2-day national Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Entrepreneurship Conference. Entitled HERstory is Our Story: Creating a Legacy Through STEM Entrepreneurship, the primary goal of the conference is amplifying the successes of women of color (e.g. African American, Latina, Native American, and Asian American) STEM entrepreneurs while working to broaden participation of women and girls in STEM industries and academia. There are six plenary sessions, four breakout sessions featuring seminars and group dialogues, and networking and mentorship opportunities featuring three themes: Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, and Implicit Bias. Hosted at the nations largest community college system, Maricopa County Community College District, the target audience will consist of approximately 200 higher education faculty from two- and four-year colleges and universities, entrepreneurs, policy makers, professionals, and students from all over the country. Three objectives shape the event: 1) increasing the participation of women of color in STEM entrepreneurial experiences and small business enterprise; 2) advancing entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial student engagement; and 3) transforming the ways that entrepreneurship, general, and engineering entrepreneurship, in particular, is viewed, taught and experienced in higher education. Careful attention will be paid to documenting the experience, speakers narratives, and conference outcomes to provide models for success.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/15/1712/31/18

Funding

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $49,999.00

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