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About: How do we ensure that our science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses are culturally inclusive? Why have issues with minority participation in STEM not been resolved? Unfortunately, even with our best intentions, our implicit biases impact what we teach and learn. I will share the interplay between culture and in learning STEM, and highlight key reports that inform best practices on how to broaden participation.

Brief Bio: Dr. Talitha Washington is a tenured Associate Professor of Mathematics at Howard University. She is currently a Program Officer at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Undergraduate Education. Dr. Washington completed her undergraduate studies in mathematics at Spelman College and studied abroad at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of Connecticut. For more about Dr. Washington, see: www.talithawashington.com


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