‘We the Geeks’ Google+ Hangout Celebrates Black History Month

Science Channel LogoAs America celebrates Black History Month, Discovery talent and friends will be at the White House for “We the Geeks,” a Google+ Hangout highlighting some of our nation’s most prominent and promising African American science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) achievers.  The event shines a light on the importance of ensuring the Nation’s next generation of inventors, discoverers, and innovators fully reflects the diversity of America.

Launching at 3PM ET today,  the live discussion, moderated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Knatokie Ford and Marlon Marshall, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, will feature inspiring personal stories and thoughts on how we can all help to ensure that America’s next generation of inventors, discoverers and innovators fully reflects our nation’s diversity. 

Discovery friends Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, Science Channel host and Assistant Professor in Physics/Space Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology, as well as Ms. Crystal Brockington, winner of Siemens/Discovery Education’s “We Can Change the World Challenge,” will be contributing to the conversation alongside the following guests:

  • Dr. Paula Hammond, David H. Koch Professor in Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mr. Calvin Phelps, Jet Engineer Designer, Pratt & Whitney
  • Evan Jackson, Alec Jackson, Caleb Robinson, Kid Inventors, Winners of Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Competition, and participants in the 2013 White House Science Fair
To join the conversation, follow the hashtag #WetheGeeks on Twitter and on Google+.  See you there!