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SXSW EDU 2019

Engineering Makes Equity - and We DON’T MEAN Jobs

An unlikely discipline - engineering - can help solve the equity problem. This is not another panel about 21st century jobs. It’s about how engineering teaches the exact skill set that’s needed to solve sensitive challenges: collaboration, problem solving, understanding and creativity. The Museum of Science of Boston, which has taught more than 15 million K-12 students the basics of engineering, will put this theory to the test with those who’ve studied equity on the ground.

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  1. Show how problem-solving skills and collaboration in engineering can be a guidebook for working through social tension and inspire inclusion
  2. Discuss research and real-life experience that show how engineering helps underrepresented students -- and not just with jobs
  3. Engage experts in social disparity who can discuss the current situation in classrooms, and whether engineering could be an aid

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Jacob Berkman, Founder, One Allen Communications

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