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Panel Discussion Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

 

History & Challenges of Asian/Pacific Americans in STEM Fields

Zoom link: https://rochester.zoom.us/j/98833626038

Friday, May 7, 2021
10 a.m.–11 a.m.

The University of Rochester ECE and CS Departments cordially invite you to join this special event and celebrate the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Historically, Asian/Pacific Americans have made significant contributions in science and technology. However, they have also experienced persistent discrimination, unconscious bias, and stereotyping in society, including in higher education. Today, there are strong feelings of anxiety and urgency among Asian students and faculty as they witness recent hateful and tragic events across the nation. This panel will discuss the historical and current contributions by Asian Americans in STEM fields and address the challenges Asian/Pacific Americans face in the new era.

Panelists

Hochang B. Lee
Professor & Chair
URMC

 

Jiebo Luo
Professor
UR CS

 

  Govind Agrawal
Professor
UR Optics

 

 Stephen Wu
Assistant Professor
UR ECE

 

 David Chen
ECE Advisory Board
AngelVest Group

 

   Wuxiucheng Wang
   PhD Student
   UR ECE

 

  Gary Ge
PhD/MD Candidate
UR Optics & URMC
ECE Alumni

 

 Moderator:

Hui Wu
Professor
UR ECE

 Special Speaker:

Wendi Heinzelman
Dean & Professor
UR ECE/HSEAS

 

A virtual social hour will follow the panel for open discussions.

Please send inquiries and suggestions to hui.wu@rochester.edu

Hosted by University of Rochester’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department