Black Students' Conference on Science and Technology, 1982

Black Students' Conference on Science and Technology, 1982
Courtesy MIT Museum

Students meet with company reps and with MIT alumni to discuss career options during the 10th annual MIT Black Student's Conference on Science & Technology, October 1982.

The annual MIT Black Students' Conference on Science and Technology aimed to bring out important issues, techniques and approaches put forth by minority alums and faculty in order to help undergraduates navigate the MIT experience and the outside world.

The 10th annual MIT Black Student's Conference on Science & Technology was attended by an estimated 30 people. Several hundred MIT students took advantage of the daylong Career Showcase...Students met and talked informally with company reps and with MIT alumni about career options. Dr. John Slaughter, Director of the National Science Foundation spoke at the opening dinner. Dr. Ray Hammond of Harvard was the keynote speaker at the luncheon the following day. Panelists at the plenary session "Social Implications of Blacks in Science and Technology Today" were Dr. Herman Young, University of Louisville; Dr. Shirley Jackson ['68, PhD '73] of Bell Laboratories; Dr. Carl Spight of AMAF Industries; Dr. Augustus White of Beth Israel Hospital; and Dr. Wesley Harris and Dr. Cardinal Warde, both of MIT.

Tech Talk, 20 October 1982
 

Timeline: 1980s
Life: Black Students' Union (BSU)
Career: CommunityEducationEngineeringScienceTechnology
Object: Image
Collection: Conferences, Faculty, Harvard, Integration and Differentiation 1969-1994, Mentorship, Recruitment, Shirley A. Jackson, STEM Education, Students, Wesley L. Harris