Conversations for Change: Future Ready Careers: Using Robotics to Bring More People to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

In this talk, Carlotta will present her non-traditional pathway to engineering and how she uses her work to increase the participation of women, Black, and Brown students in STEM. She will highlight her research on mobile robotics, human-robot interaction and engineering education and how she uses it to bring more people to STEM. She will describe the multidisciplinary connections between robotics and other fields such as the arts in order to break the mold for how people typically view those suited for STEM. Finally, she will end with recommendations for how to prepare, support, and guide young people interested in pursuing a career in STEM.

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