EECS and CSAIL support forum held Oct. 3, 2014 - See the video

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October 10, 2014

Gender Balance Panel: Challenging Technical Privilege - panel video
On Oct. 3 a panel discussion titled "Challenging Technical Privilege: How Race and Gender Matter" was held at MIT. Speakers included Donna Milgram,(IWITTS), Jane Stout, (CERP), Gabriela A. Gonzalez (Intel), Jean Yang, MIT EECS/CSAIL Ph.D. and Tami Forrester ('15, EECS). The panel was moderated by Physics Prof. Ed Bertschinger. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, EECS, CSAIL, Office of Minority Education, and ICEO, the event provided a candid, open discussion on issues of Technical Privilege and Stereotype Threat with the goal of providing strategies to combat these exclusionary practices and build an inclusive and meritocratic tech community.  See the Oct. 6, 2014 Boston.com article by staff columnist Erin Connolly titled "Women Talk Tech and Science at MIT Panel". Part of this article is included below. Read more. You can join the conversation at at #techprivMIT.  See the video available on MIT Tech TV.  See the event website.