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Alan T. Waterman Awardee Lecture: Natalie S. King, Ph.D.

About this event

Please join the U.S. National Science Foundation on September 28, 2023, from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern for a lecture by 2023 Alan T. Waterman awardee Dr. Natalie S. King of Georgia State University.

“Show them who you are – uninterrupted: Radical possibilities for fostering identity and community in STEM Education”

Abstract: What if we bridged divides that exist among government, private, academic, community, and industry sectors – valuable parts of the STEM learning ecosystem – to foster a STEM identity and community for all? In this lecture, Natalie S. King, Ph.D., shares her commitment to advancing Black girls in STEM education, explores the role of curricula and teacher diversity in promoting equity, and provides insights on how she establishes and maintains community-based programs through research-practice partnerships. King’s research is grounded in storytelling to elevate the voices of those who have been silenced, misunderstood, or misrepresented. She argues that there is hope for a promising future to broaden perspectives of what it means to do STEM, who can participate in these disciplines, and who is acknowledged as contributors. She will share concealed narratives that reflect the experiences, histories, and cultural wealth of Black and Brown teachers, children, parents, and community members as they reclaim authorship of their stories and ownership of their identities.

King develops evidence-based STEM education initiatives that promote inclusion in science education. She is an associate professor of science education in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University.

Register in advance for this lecture: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Rijol0ZlSBCUgsyc7kNN-g 

This lecture is last in a three-part series featuring the laureates of the 2023 Alan T. Waterman award, the nation's highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers.

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