Asian Americans and STEM 2024: Program

All events will happen at the Greenberg Conference Center

Registration   (8:30-9:00am) - Upper Lobby

Welcome and Opening Remarks
(9:00-9:10am) - Amphitheater

Theodore Kim, Mary Lui, Reina Maruyama   (Yale)

Keynote Address with Dr. Howard Koh
(9:10-10:10am) - Amphitheater

Coffee Break   (10:10-10:30am) - Lower Level

Panel 1: Physics and Science without Borders
(10:30am-12:00pm) - Amphitheater

Moderator: Rona Ramos   (Yale)

10:30-10:45 Maria Ong   (TERC)
Lived Experiences of Asian American Women in Physics and STEM Higher Education: Achievements and Enduring Challenges
10:45-11:00 Toyoko Orimoto   (Northeastern)
Exploring the Smallest Scales with the World's Largest Science Experiment: Journey to the Energy Frontier of Particle Physics
11:00-11:15 Zuoyue Wang   (Cal Poly Pomona)
Chinese American Physicists and US-China Relations: A Historical Perspective
11:15-11:30 Xiaoxing Xi   (Temple)
Researching while Chinese in the United States
11:30-12:00 Discussion

Group photograph

Lunch   (12:00-1:30pm) - Upper Level, Dining Room

Panel 2: Race and Life Sciences
(1:30-3:00pm) - Amphitheater

Moderator: Eun-Joo Ahn   (Yale)

1:30-1:45 Sandy Chang   (Yale)
Underrepresentation of Asian awardees for NIH R01 funding and biomedical research prizes
1:45-2:00 Alka Menon   (Yale)
The Craft of Asian Aesthetic Surgery
2:00-2:15 Christine Peralta   (Amherst)
A Filipino Nurse in New Haven: Complicating the Legacy of US empire in Nursing education in the Philippines, 1941-1950
2:15-2:30 David Yang   (Yale)
Racialization of Asian Americans in Medicine
2:30-3:00 Discussion

Coffee Break (3:00-3:20pm) - Lower Level

Panel 3: Asian Americans and Computer Science
(3:20-4:50pm) - Amphitheater

Moderator: Yoehan Oh   (Yale)

3:20-3:35 Huan He   (Vanderbilt)
Engineering Asians
3:35-3:50 Kai Li   (Princeton)
From Fear to Belonging and From Invisible to Valued
3:50-4:05 Youwen Ouyang   (Cal State San Marcos)
Thinking Outside the Box through Interdisciplinary Collaboration
4:05-4:20 Palashi Vaghela   (UC San Diego)
4:20-4:50 Discussion

Closing Remarks (4:50-5:15pm) - Amphitheater

Reception (5:15-7:00pm) - Upper Level

Event of interest:
The Far Country will play at the Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel St.) at 8pm.