Justice in Engineering Education
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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.html
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