October 20, 2021
HMC Office of Institutional Diversity's Anti-Racist Series
Edmund Adjapong will interrogate why students of color don't often envision themselves pursuing STEM careers as well as the barriers they may face from policies and institutions when they do decide on a STEM career. He will discuss what it means to be an antiracist STEM educator/advocate in support of students of color advancing in STEM fields.
Edmund Adjapong is an assistant professor of education at Seton Hall University. He is also a faculty fellow at The Institute for Urban and Multicultural Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and author of #HipHopEd: The Compilation on Hip-Hop Education Volume 1.
Adjapong is a former middle school science educator at a New York City public school in The Bronx. He is the director of the Science Genius Program, a program that engages urban students in the sciences through Hip-Hop, and the director of The Science Genius Academy, a program that encourages and prepares students to pursue STEM careers while providing mentoring and support.
Adjapong is a STEM and urban education advocate whose work and research addresses issues of race, class, inequities in education and misperceptions of urban youth. He focuses on how to incorporate youth culture into educational spaces. Adjapong has experience conducting seminars and workshops for businesses and universities
Co-sponsors: Chicano Latino Student Affairs and the HMC offices of Institutional Diversity, Community Engagement and Career Services