Hampton University
HU School of Engineering and Technology Host 39th Annual Conference on the Black Family March 15-17
03/02/2017 - #159

HAMPTON, Va. — The Hampton University School of Engineering and Technology (SET) presents the 39th Annual Conference on the Black Family: “Design 101: Black Families Rising Up,” March 15-17 on the University campus.

This year's conference seeks to explore just how profound of an impact Science, Engineering and Technology have on the family structure and increase public recognition of how technology affects us all in the theme, "Design 101: Black Families Rising Up!". The conference will highlight the resilient successful family structures and attributes through a combination of powerful keynote speakers, life-changing workshops, and a family/technology awareness fair.

"It is an honor to uphold the vision of our great president, Dr. William R. Harvey, as he established this conference as a forum to support a consistent dialogue that addresses issues of importance to our community," said Dr. Jerald Dumas, assistant professor of engineering and conference chairman. "This conference is especially important as we celebrate and equip black families to continue to rise up in engineering and technology.  We are excited to open our 'Home by the Sea' to a national community and to show the many positive contributions of Hampton University."

The opening keynote speaker will be Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., a leading researcher in limb regeneration research and a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring recipient. The closing keynote speaker will be Isiah Warner, Ph.D., the 2016 Southeastern Conference Professor of the Year.

Conference workshop topics will include drones, 3D printing, fashion/entrepreneurship, minorities in STEM, life skills (financial planning/stress management), minorities in science, a town hall forum, and exhibits from local vendors. HU SET students will present their research at our research symposium.

Also, come and have fun and be entertained/inspired by the HU musicians and student talent show!

For more information for 39th Annual Conference on the Black Family call (757) 728-697 or visit http://events.hamptonu.edu/cbf/ to register.

Registration Information
Note: Attendees must be registered for events and there will be no on-site registration

Full Registration
Full registration includes admission to the Opening Ceremony, workshops, panels, research symposium, program booklet, and conference gift.
The Full registration deadline is March 11, 2017.
Friday Closing Program and Luncheon
The Friday Closing Program and Luncheon is optional and costs $20.


Event Schedule
Wednesday, March 15
7:00PM - 9:00PM     Opening Session, Ogden Hall (Cato Laurencin, Keynote)
9:00PM - 10:00PM     Reception (by Invitation), University Museum
Thursday, March 16     Student Center Ballroom A     Student Center Ballroom B
9:00AM - 10:15AM     Life Skills (Stress and Financial Management) (Coast Guard)     Newport News Shipyard HU Alumni Panel
10:30AM - 11:45AM     Minorities in Science and Engineering (NSF)     Newport News Shipyard Informational
12:15PM - 1:30PM     Lunch Break (On your own)     
1:45PM - 3:00PM     Drone Workshop     Preparing for Graduate School (Vanderbilt Univ.)
3:15PM - 4:30PM     3D Printing Workshop (CAM)     Virtual Reality
5:00PM - 7:00PM     Town Hall Forum (HU Debate Team)     
7:00PM - 9:00PM     2017 Battle of the States, Ogden Hall (HU Freshman Class)     

Friday, March 17
9:00AM - 10:15AM     School of Engineering and Technology Student Research Symposium
10:30AM - 11:45AM     Talent Show (HU Freshman Class)
12:00PM - 1:30PM     Luncheon ($) Student Center Ballroom (Isiah Warner, Keynote)



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