DEI in Innovation and Research - Engage 2022
Innovation and related research initiatives will continue to be an important ingredient to the future success of the country as a driver of economic growth, national security, and the health and wellbeing of all citizens. Scientific progress relies on problem solving and collaboration. Groups composed of people with diverse experiences and areas of expertise tend to be more creative and innovative. A robust and flexible innovation and research infrastructure and ecosystem that ensures that all innovators are able to participate can sustain and grow the invention to innovation pipeline. In order to bring new ideas and innovations to the market and fuel economic development, everyone needs to be able to contribute. To achieve these outcomes, intentional increased and targeted outreach to female and minority-researchers, entrepreneurs and communities that have historically had limited participation in the innovation economy is necessary. Join the discussion with thought leaders and champions for innovation to learn about increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in research, innovation and commercialization. This session provides an opportunity to raise awareness and galvanize collective efforts for identifying strategies to improve DEI in the research and innovation process from K-12 through post doc and beyond.
- Latane Brackett, National GEM Consortium
- Arturo Dominguez, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
- Treena Livingston-Arinzeh, Columbia University
- Chad Womack, UNCF
Moderated by Judith Sheft, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology
Princeton University's annual Engage conference builds connections among university researchers, government partners, accelerators, investors, industry partners, entrepreneurs and stakeholders to turn research into impact. The Engage 2022 conference is organized by Princeton Innovation.
Full Engage 2022 agenda: https://innovation.princeton.edu/engage2022