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Critical Conversations panel on Diversity in STEM featuring Ed Lazowska, September 9, 2013, January 10, 2020

 File — Box: 10, Item: DVD 11-6-1392-169-BD
Identifier: III

Scope and Contents

Contains digital video of the Critical Conversations panel on the topic of diversity in STEM fields featuring Bill and Melinda Gates Endowed Chair in Computer Science at the University of Washington Ed Lazowska on September 9, 2013 in the Student Union Theater.

The event is introduced and moderated by the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Liesl Folks (00:00). Each Critical Conversations panelist briefly presents on a topic, and is followed by a response from Dr. Lazowska. The panel discussions begin with Joe Gardella on the topic of STEM in a K-12 setting (4:20). Kerri Pryce discusses his experience as a student and the encouragement needed for diversity in STEM (11:00). Lee Marvin discusses attracting students to STEM fields (21:45). Sarah Bay Cheng how STEM interacts with the arts and humanities (30:10). Ann Bisantz discusses mentorship (36:45). Tamara Brown discusses The Tech Savvy Initiative (44:00). Dr. Lazowska discusses statistics and issues facing diversity in STEM (51:00). Panel discussions followed by a question and answer session with the audience (1:01:50). Questions include: What is the institution doing to mentor students one-on-one? (1:02:15); Is there anything being done to provide low income students with computers? (1:07:00); How to attract students in high school to STEM? (1:12:20). Conclusion remarks by Dr. Folks (1:21:30). Video cuts out early (1:23:54).


  • September 9, 2013
  • Migrated: January 10, 2020


Conditions Governing Access

The recording of the Critical Conversations panel on Diversity in STEM with Ed Lazowska, September 9, 2013 may only be accessed onsite within the library at this time.


0.482 Gigabytes (1 file (1:23:54 hours))

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DVD 11-6-1392-169-BD

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Digital files created by William Regan and the Office of Special Events were transferred to the University Archives on various types of storage media including compact discs and digital optical discs. Where possible, digital content saved on storage media was migrated from the storage media, normalized to standard preservation and access formats, and transferred to a stable preservation environment following the University Libraries' Digital Preservation guidelines. Some folder titles and file titles were altered to assist researchers in locating and identifying digital content.

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