MU – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Dr. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd – featured speaker – Thursday, 1.23.2020 – Missouri Theatre – 7-8:30pm

When:
January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2020-01-23T19:00:00-06:00
2020-01-23T20:30:00-06:00
Where:
Missouri Theatre
203 S 9th St
Columbia, MO 65201
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
MLK Jr. Planning Committee
(573) 882-5838

Dr. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd, a prolific motivational speaker and nationally recognized champion of education, will speak on the the relevance and critical need for the increased representation of women and people of color in the high-demand STEM fields.

Dr. Boyd is a graduate of Alabama State University with a professional career spanning three decades at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She was the first African American woman to earn an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yale, and she made history again in 2014 when she returned to her alma mater to become ASU’s first female president.

In 2009, Dr. Boyd was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a trustee to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence Foundation. She later served on the President’s Advisory Commission on Education Excellence for African Americans in 2014.

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