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Penn Engineering has announced that Dr. John Brooks Slaughter will discuss the social responsibilities that engineers have in making the world a more equitable place during the inaugural forum honoring a former engineering dean at the University of Pennsylvania.

In this Joseph Bordogna lecture, Dr. Slaughter will discuss the solutions that corporations and academic institutions can enact to create lasting and meaningful change. The lecture is called “A Call to Action for Racial Justice and Equity in Engineering” and is the inaugural Joseph Bordogna forum.

Dr.  Slaughter’s distinguished career began as an electrical engineer and includes leading two universities and heading the National Science Foundation (NSF) as its first African American director, among many other accomplishments.

His education research has been in the areas of higher education leadership, diversity and inclusion in higher education, underrepresented minorities in STEM, and access and affordability. In his position at USC, Slaughter looks at the intersection between engineering and education, with a focus on what has become his lifelong quest of increasing minority participation in the science and engineering fields.

Dr.  Slaughter is currently Deans’ Professor of Education and Engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

Save the Date: February 24
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Venue Zoom: The Zoom Link Password is  534230

Click the link to find out more. Inaugural Joseph Bordogna Forum: “A Call to Action for Racial Justice and Equity in Engineering” February 24 at 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

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