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Dr. Robbin Chapman shares her knowledge on “STEM and non-STEM Disciplines” on April 9

04/04/2019 10:41 am

Rockford University welcomes Robbin Chapman, Ph.D., associate dean of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Harvard Kennedy School on Tuesday, April 9 at 12 p.m., as she discusses “STEM and non-STEM Disciplines: Are They Mutually Exclusive?”

Dr. Chapman previously served as Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and Lecturer, Education Department at Wellesley College, and is currently serving a two-year term as a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer. She earned her S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests include designing computational tools for learning in public spaces and culturally-responsive pedagogy. Publications include the book, The Computer Clubhouse: Constructionism and Creativity in Youth Communities, and chapters in “Social Capital and Information Technology”, “Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators”, “Wiley Handbook of Learning Technology”, and the forthcoming “Injecting Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Race and Gender for Diversification in STEM.” Dr. Chapman is regional liaison, Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

With the exception of Performing Arts events, the Forum Series is free of charge. This event will take place at Fisher Memorial Chapel located on the Rockford University campus, 5050 East State Street, Rockford. Tickets are required and can be obtained by contacting the Box Office at 815-226-4100 or For a complete list of the 2019 Spring Forum Series events, visit Arts & Lectures/ Forum Series.