3rd Annual Voices Of Impact Speaker Series Planned
Career fulfillment. Physical activity. Space flight. Hearing-impaired students in science education.
Researchers from across the College of Education and Human Development will tackle these and other health and education related topics at the 3rd annual Voices of Impact Speaker Series. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held February 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ice House on Main in Downtown Bryan.
Inspired by the popular TED talks, speakers from each of the college’s four departments will engage attendees in five-minute presentations. Each presentation will touch on a variety of engaging topics relating to our everyday lives.
Presenters are as follows:
Dr. Gwendolyn Webb-Hasan – Teaching African-American girls to learn how to appropriately “talk with attitude”
Dr. Elizabeth Roumell – The importance of adult education and how it differs across cultures
Dr. Lizette Ojeda – How to find fulfillment in your life and career from an early age
Dr. Jay Woodward – Combating the lack of resources for gifted students
Dr. Kelly Wilson – Unique approaches to pregnancy prevention education in our communities
Dr. Hildi Nicksic – Keeping students engaged through simple classroom activities
Dr. David Wright – Utilizing techniques and new technologies to improve skill memory
Dr. Susan Bloomfield – How bone mass loss in astronauts translates to exercise changes on Earth
Dr. Radhika Viruru – Making online education personal
Dr. Sara Raven – Investigating the best way to teach science to deaf and hard of hearing students
Dr. Debra McKeown – Enabling teacher feedback to help students improve their writing
Dr. Marcia Montague – Stepping up to help first-generation students be successful
“As a college, we have a passion for innovation within our fields and we are dedicated to communities through our service,” said Dr. Joyce Alexander, dean of the college. “The Voices of Impact Speaker Series is a reflection of that commitment. We encourage the public to engage with these thought leaders in meaningful discussions about important issues impacting our lives.”
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP at http://tx.ag/VOIRSVP.
You can see videos from previous speakers on the Voices of Impact website.
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