Sandra K. Abell Conversations about College Science Teaching
Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 572
Same Script, Different Cast?: The Civic Case Against STEM Superheroes
From Madam C.J. Walker to Shuri, the STEM genius baby sister of T’Challah in Black Panther, historical and fictional pioneers have expanded the popular imagination of what STEM looks like. This session explores the possibilities and limitations of centering STEM superheroes in classrooms, and tools to encourage robust and sustainable STEM identities for Black girls.