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The BEYA STEM Conference kicks off Thursday with a variety of events for attendees to network, and share ideas. The 37th annual event will convene under the theme Becoming Everything You Are.

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The three-day forum will be filled with keynote speeches from industry leaders, seminars, award shows, networking sessions, and a job fair for students and professionals.

Thursday’s highlights include the BEYA Alumni reception, and Leading Voices featuring James L. Moore, Victor McCrary, Shery Welsh Craig, Gravitz LaTrease Garrison, and Lawrence Potter. Click here for the full schedule

Thursday’s schedule

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM EST – Wake Up with DJ KeiTouch online
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST – Registration In-Person at the Convention Center
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM EST – Historically Black College and University (HBCU) VP of Research Executive Forum

▶12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EST – Let’s Get That JOB: Job Search Skills and Strategies That Lead You to the “Best Fit” Opportunity
Speakers: Jacob Aladejobi and Showna Price

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST – AMIE Board Meeting
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST – Resume Writing Room & Lounge

▶1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST – Predominantly White Institutions & HBCU Research Partnerships – Creating Meaningful Relationships
Speakers: Wayne Gersie, Hongtao Yu, Avery August, Isaac Porche, and Jose Fuentes

The CHIPS & Science Act: The Opportunity of a Lifetime for HBCUs
Speakers: Victor McCrary, Nate Crews,  Delbert Parks, and Eric Muth

▶1:30 PM – 2:45 PM EST – X-treme Resumes: Constructing a Stellar Resume
Speakers: Edward Ayer, Tina Terrell, and George Ramsey

▶2:15 PM – 3:15 PM EST – Latino & Black Research Collaborations -The Power of Coalitions
Speakers: Alonzie Scott, Bertha Haro Nancy Warter-Perez, Ashley Blackford, and Miguel Velez-Reyes

HBCUs & Space Research
Speakers: Michelle Penn-Marshall, Torry Johnson, John Hicks, and Rochelle Overstreet

▶3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EST – Interview Skills that Get You hired!
Speakers: Michael Taylor, Adrienne Somerville, and Patience Idegwu

▶3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST –  Federal Research Funding Opportunities for HBCUs
Speakers: Edward Lee, Victor McCrary, Anthony Smith, Casonya Johnson, and Arunan Skandadarajah

Technology Commercialization at HBCUs – Lab to Marketplace
Speakers: Qyana Stewart, Kayla Meisner, Laura Collins, and Derrick Brent

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EST – Mock Interviews

▶6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST – Alumni Welcome Reception
▶6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST – An Evening with BEYA’s Leading Voices
Speakers: James L. Moore, Victor McCrary, Shery Welsh Craig, Gravitz LaTrease Garrison,  and Lawrence Potter

8:00 PM – 11:59 PM EST – STEMulating Lounge featuring Full House Band and DJ KeiTouch. Join us in person and online!

Senior Vice President and GE Digital Chief Technology Officer Dr. Colin Parris will be honored as the 2023 Black Engineer of the Year at the BEYA Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11, for his contributions to the fields of science and engineering and his work in digital transformation. Join us as we celebrate the 2023 leaders in STEM at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and the BEYA DTX Platform.

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