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LIVE Special Event - Thursday Evening, August 18

2022 ASP Summer Symposium

A Public Talk with Jessica Harris

The Importance of Mentoring in STEM

Thursday Evening, August 18, 2022 - 6pm PT/9pm ET - Via Live Stream YouTube.

This event is free and open to the public


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Join us on Thursday, August 18th for a special evening talk with Jessica Harris, physicist, informal educator, and science communicator. The webinar will be presented via Live Streaming YouTube.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided live as well as Closed Captioning (interpreted by Zoom)

Important Note to Summer Symposium Attendees: This event is included as part of the 2022 ASP Summer Symposium. Those who register to attend the symposium will receive an exclusive link to the event which includes a special discussion afterwards just for Symposium registrants.


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Event Details

Why is mentorship important? Are you committed and dedicated to being the change you want to see in the STEM field? Let's come together to explore the recommendations from the groundbreaking American Institute in Physics Task Force to Elevate African American Representation in Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy (AIP TEAM-UP) Report. Harris has dedicated her professional career to supporting Black and Brown students in the STEM fields with a focus in Physics and Astronomy. She will be sharing with you her #AuntieJess Mentoring Program best practices. We will receive tangible methods to support students in STEM through mentorship.


About Jessica Harris

Founder/CEO of Jessica A. Harris, LLC  I  WAM Academy Partner for Learner Success  AIP guest speaker for TEAM UP Webinar on Belonging

 

My name is Jessica A. Harris, I am a physicist, informal educator, science communicator, business owner. Students dearly call me Auntie Jess. I bring over a decade of experience in STEM education and public outreach. I have supported students to achieve educational outcomes at Space Telescope Science Institute as the Education Outreach Specialist and Director of the Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP). In addition, I led public advocacy initiatives to drive change in programming efforts at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) as the STEAM Education Program Development Officer and site lead for the National Astronomy Consortium (NAC). Most recently, I was the Program Director for the Clark Scholars Program at the University of Virginia (UVA) in the Engineering School in Charlottesville.

I am the Founder and CEO of Jessica A. Harris, LLC, a consulting firm focused across three pillars:

  • Diversity, racial equity, and inclusion
  • Education and public outreach
  • Auntie Jess Mentoring

I am currently the Chair of the Human Rights Commission in the City of Charlottesville and serve as an outside expert on the National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) Advisory Council. I’ve obtained my B.S. in physics from Grambling State University and a M.A. in physics from Fisk University as part of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program.

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