North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics presents: 

2023 Ethics & Leadership Conference 

Equity In STEM: Ethical Implications for STEM Professions  

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, October 30, 2023

What: The 2022 Ethics and Leadership Conference: Equity In STEM: Ethical Implications for STEM Professions - A day of presentations, problem-solving, and small-group student conversations facilitated by STEM professionals, and opportunities to connect with students from across NC. 

Conference Theme: We need to create systems within STEM professions that are inclusive and equitable. Sadly, in many STEM professions, the systemic issues perpetuate oppression and harm to racialized and other minoritized individuals. In this conference, we will address the ethical implications of eradicating those systemic challenges in STEM. Some potential topics include: discrimination in STEM fields, lack of representation and recognition of STEM professionals of color, responsible use of technology (i.e. Artificial Intelligence), environmental justice (i.e. ensure that STEM research does not negatively impact communities of color), inequitable distribution of resources, bias in STEM research, use of race as a proxy for genetics (i.e. scientific racism), misuse of genetic data, and ethically obtaining informed consent. 

Who: All North Carolina High School students (grades 9-12) interested in exploring equity in STEM fields

When: Monday, October 30, 2022 from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Registration will open soon, space is limited.  

Where: The Durham Campus of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

How: Attend in-person 

Cost: Free

Why join us for this event?