Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1 – 2:30pm
Black Inventors and Innovators: New Perspectives
November 16, 17, 18, 19, & 20, 2020
1:00PM – 2:30PM ET daily
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Join the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation for a week-long webinar series drawing renewed attention to historic and contemporary inventors of color and Black technology consumers, while discussing strategies for building a more equitable innovation ecosystem.
Monday, November 16: Underrepresentation & Invisibility
Rayvon Fouché, Professor of American Studies, Purdue University.
Lisa D. Cook, Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State University.
Moderated by Cathleen S. Lewis, Curator, Space History Department, National Air and Space Museum.
Tuesday, November 17: Pipelines & Pathways: Invention Education, Training, & Mentoring
Amy E. Slaton, Professor, Department of History, Drexel University.
James Holly, Jr., Assistant Professor of Urban Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education, Wayne State University.
Moderated by Yolanda L. Comedy, Science and Technology Policy Consultant.
Wednesday, November 18: Black Inventors and Innovators at Work
Tyrone Grandison, Chief of Technology Officer (Pearl Long-Term Care Solutions, The Telehealth Market, and MStreetX); Chairman, Data-Driven Institute.
Tahira Reid Smith, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University.
Moderated by Monica M. Smith, Head of Exhibitions and Interpretation, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History.
Thursday, November 19: Commercialization & Institutions
Kara W. Swanson, Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of History, Northeastern University School of Law.
Shontavia Johnson, Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Clemson University.
Moderated by Crystal Marie Moten, Curator of African American History, Division of Work and Industry, National Museum of American History.
Friday, November 20: How Have Black Individuals & Communities Experienced Technology?
Charlton McIlwain, Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development, New York University.
André Brock, Associate Professor, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech.
Moderated by Arthur Daemmrich, Director, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History.
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The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center gratefully acknowledges The Lemelson Foundation for its generous support of the Black Inventors and Innovators: New Perspectives webinar series.
Venue: American History Museum
Event Location: online
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