The Making & Innovation Community’s Response to COVID-19
we will have presentations and a panel discussion featuring Dorothy Jones-Davis, Executive Director for the Nation of Makers, Nina Archie, Project Manager, and Diversity Tech Policy Advisor of The Commercializer, and Joey Womack, Founder of Goodie Nation and Startup Labs Manager, WeWork. Together they will share the importance of having a diverse set of problem solvers, who are engaged in the maker movement, technology and commercialization, and entrepreneurship to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
STEM and Social Entrepreneurship
This webinar is part of the inaugural HBCU Making and Innovation series. Deirdre will share her journey in STEM and social entrepreneurship, as well as, advice and insights to support innovators of color and an inclusive innovation community of practice. Participants will also learn tips on how they can leverage their STEM expertise to address issues in their community and how they can adapt to and utilize this new paradigm we are in regarding how we learn, teach and work during a pandemic and social unrest.
Thriving While Adapting to Change Webinar
Continuing our regular webinar series, the ERN team is presenting a webinar on managing change and staying balanced during this time. We aimed for participants to learn about managing anxiety, and staying on task with their studies, career goals, and remaining positive.
Change is an inevitable part of life. How you or your team adapts to change will determine your success.
ERN Webinar: Interview with Dr. Corbett
Continuing our regular webinar series, the ERN team is presenting a webinar interview with NIH’s lead scientist on the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett sits down with Dr. Iris R. Wagstaff, AAAS STEM Program Director and ERN Conference Lead, to share her journey in STEM and her work on the COVID-19 vaccine development. Dr. Corbett will also share tips on persevering in STEM and staying on task with educational and career goals at this critical time in our country. We hope this interview will be inspiring and serve as an example of excellence in STEM to our ERN community.
To assist you in honing your presentations, we arranged for Mary Ann Leung of Sustainable Horizons Institute to deliver a series of webinars to help you prepare. These webinars will go over the basics of conference presentations and tips for delivering your research in both an effective and interesting manner.
Preparing an Industry-focused Resume
The demand for STEM-capable employees is higher than ever. In an ever-changing workplace environment, it is critical for STEM majors and recent graduates to create and maintain an excellent resume that will communicate and leverage their skills and experience. There are multiple industries that employ STEM talent such as the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, technology, food and drug, and chemical industries. The Resume Preparation webinar will provide tips, advice and strategies on how to craft an excellent and effective resume for undergraduate and graduate STEM majors, as well as, early STEM professionals.