39th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Convocation

The annual convocation celebrates the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting speakers who discuss the civil rights issues of equality, freedom, justice, and opportunity. The convocation also seeks to build partnerships and develop dialogue within the campus community and with the local communities served by the university.

This year we welcome big data expert, math professor, and host of NOVA Wonders, Talithia Williams.

Breaking Barriers: Overcoming Obstacles and Finding Joy in STEM
In pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), one is bound to face challenges and setbacks. In this talk, we will explore the obstacles faced by individuals who have been historically underrepresented in STEM, how to navigate feelings of imposter syndrome, and how to channel those moments into positive energy. Through personal stories and examples, we will discuss how these barriers can be overcome and the importance of finding joy in the process.  Whether you are a student, researcher, or educator, this talk will provide insights and inspiration for breaking barriers and achieving success. Through Dr. King’s message of perseverance and determination, we will be reminded that the fight for equality is not yet over and that we must continue to work towards a future that is inclusive and equitable for all.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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