Panel Discussion Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
History & Challenges of Asian/Pacific Americans in STEM Fields
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.
Hochang B. Lee
Professor & Chair
ECE Advisory Board
UR Optics & URMC
Dean & Professor
A virtual social hour will follow the panel for open discussions.
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Hosted by University of Rochester’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department