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The Past, Present, and Future of the Cultural Hackathon [Webinar]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019  
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The Cultural Hackathon is an initiative developed to connect minority students with corporate representatives via a community service project in 2016. Since then, Chanel Beebe has been assigned as the Cultural Hackathon Thought Leader and has developed programming that connects engineering students to community partners in equitable ways using the design process. Thus far, ten Cultural Hackathons have been held in various settings. This presentation will discuss the successes of previous Hackathons and the vision for the future of the Cultural Hackathon. Audience members will gain insight into the program, how different theories can help us think about aspects of the program, and provide feedback on next steps.

 

 

 Presented by:

 

 

Chanel Beebe
Experience Developer, Educator, Researcher, Artist and Poet
Beebe Arts LLC

 

Chanel Beebe is a Ph.D. Candidate in Engineering Education and a Master’s student in Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Chanel is a Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow and Gates Millennium Scholar with an Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Additionally, Chanel is the Founder and CEO of Beebe Arts LLC, a design firm focused on social and educational equity. Through this role, Chanel is the Thought Leader for an initiative through the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Association called the Cultural Hackathon. Chanel has a passion for informal learning environments that are culturally and topically relevant to marginalized groups. Long-term, Chanel is interested in helping to expand public conceptions of who is seen as capable of engaging in engineering/design thinking. As a self-taught artist and performance poet, Chanel also priorities art and design as a means to social change and critical education. 

Webinar Slides: Click to download

 

*Webinar recording will be available on this page soon! If it would be helpful to view the webinar in the next couple days contact us at namepa@namepa.org for assistance.

 

 



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