North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics presents:
2023 Ethics & Leadership Conference
Equity In STEM: Ethical Implications for STEM Professions
Monday, October 30, 2023
Michael Vazquez, PhD
Michael received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He is committed to forging lasting, democratic, and collaborative partnerships between the academy and the community, and to cultivating the philosophical voices of people of all ages. One of the main goals of his community engagement work is to promote moral and civic education in K-12 schools across the country. He serves on the Executive Committee of the National High School Ethics Bowl, the Executive Committee of the Middle School Ethics Bowl, the Public Philosophy Committee of the American Philosophical Association, and the Academic Advisory Board of the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization.
Santos Flores, PhD
Santos Flores is a researcher and educator with an interest in models of conflict transformation and social justice for application in community engagement. He holds a Masters in 'Peace and Conflict studies' and a Doctorate in 'Community and Youth development,' and currently serves as a Research Scholar at NC State and Executive Director of the Terreiro de Arte e Cultura. He specializes in youth development, embodied philosophy, and sociological mindfulness. At UNCG’s Institute of Community & Economic Engagement, Santos advanced scholarship of community-based perspectives of Restorative Practices in higher education systems. Santos is experienced as a restorative and cultural educator, conflict coach, community organizer and in somatic transformations. Santos lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife, daughter, and a bunch of fish. He enjoys nature, outdoor recreation, cartwheels and martial arts.
What: The 2023 Ethics and Leadership Conference: Equity In STEM: Ethical Implications for STEM Professions is a day of presentations, problem-solving, and small-group student conversations facilitated by STEM professionals with opportunities to connect with students from across NC.