headshot of Dr. Ebony Omotola McGee
Dr. Ebony Omotola McGee

Dr. Ebony Omotola McGee, associate professor of diversity and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education at Vanderbilt University, will be presenting the talk “Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation” at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 18, via Zoom.

Join the Zoom event.

book cover with silhouettes of people and test Black, Brown, and Bruised, How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation, Ebony Omotola McGee, Forward by Davis Omotoso Stovall

McGee investigates what it means to be racially marginalized while minoritized in the context of learning and achieving in STEM higher education and in the STEM professions. She will also discuss her book by the same title as the talk with discussion to follow.

McGee left a career in electrical engineering to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She held a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago and a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University. With funding from six NSF grants, she co-founded the Explorations in Diversifying Engineering Faculty Initiative (EDEFI). She also co-founded the Institute in Critical Quantitative and Mixed Methodologies Training for Underrepresented Scholars (ICQCM), which seeks to be a “go-to” institute for the development of quantitative and mixed-methods skillsets that challenge simplistic quantifications of race and marginalization.

The event is sponsored by the Harold K. Sage Foundation; the Illinois State University Foundation; the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology; and the College of Arts and Sciences Professional Development Series.

For more information, contact Rebekka Darner at rldarne@ilstu.edu.