Mar 27, 2015
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Here it is, folks. The full lineup of  speakers has been announced for the highly-anticipated Richmond summit on April 30 that aims to prep West County youth for careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

At Richmond Memorial Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., more than 200 educators, community organizations, elected officials, businesses, and area foundations will convene for the “Bridging the STEM Diversity Gap – Building the Next Generation Workforce.”

The summit’s goal is to demonstrate successful and innovative approaches to paving a path for youth to obtain STEM-related careers, and to inspire the implementation of best practices in Bay Area communities.

Richmond Vice Mayor Jael Myrick, who is launching a local initiative to support President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative,” will offer welcoming remarks.

Erik Moore, founder and managing director for Base Ventures, a company investing in seed-stage technology companies, will be the keynote speaker. His address is called “The Long Walk From Richmond to Silicon Valley.”

Here’s a more comprehensive list of participants:

stemdiversity.3-26Additionally, experts from a variety of STEM fields will hold workshops to demonstrate successful programs in practice. An “Interactive Resource Village” will feature information and interactive exhibits from organizations including Chabot Space and Science Center, Contra Costa College, Community Resources for Science, Richmond Solar and Nerd Crossing.

For more information about the Summit program, or to register visit here.



About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.