Justice In Engineering Education

The SXSW Education conference and festival this year highlighted equity fairness and justice as a major theme How does this apply to engineering and computer science education This episode explores the views of various speakers and attendees at SXSW starting with Dr Chris Emdin who emphasized that education is a civil rights issue Then it looks at the relevant views of college students educational leaders teachers and industry professionals Finally Aditya Voleti and Michelle Ching share their thoughts on equity in educational technology coming from the perspective of two teachers-turned-entrepreneurs Mentioned in this episode Dr Chris Emdin s SXSW Edu talk https youtu be XbBwM1c-6xM Proposed Texas Senate bill for student input https legiscan com TX research SB508 2015 Proposed Texas House bill for student input https legiscan com TX research HB1585 2015 Hidden Figures movie on IMDB http www imdb com title tt4846340 Code2040 http www code2040 org Laura Weidman Powers SXSW Edu talk https youtu be eYh0fVfFggY Oracle Academy https academy oracle com The University of Texas Center for STEM Education https stemcenter utexas edu Landmark Consulting Group https www consultlandmark org Literator http www literatorapp com The Lean Lab http theleanlab org Startup Weekend EDU https startupweekend org interests EDU Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out the book and ebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Barnes Noble Nook and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design htmlClick here to visit this podcast episode