Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, will host a Google Hangout on Monday, February 22, 2016 to discuss solutions to getting more African Americans engaged in science.

Teachers, After-school Instructors, Parents, and students, be sure to sign on and tune in at 3:30 pm EST. The GHO will last approximately one hour and will included moderated Q & A between the moderator and panelists.

Panelists include Dr. Ashanti Johnson of the University of Texas at Arlington and Dr. Melanie Harrison Okoro of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Dr. Danielle N. Lee of Cornell University.


Drs. Johnson and Harrison Okoro recently co-wrote an article for the upcoming March-April 2016 issue of American Scientist about recruiting and retaining underrepresented minorities in ocean science: How to Recruit and Retain Underrepresented Minorities.

The conversation will explore solutions for getting more African Americans into all scientific disciplines; and the public is invited to watch live. It will also be recorded and posted to Sigma Xi’s YouTube channel, in case you can't watch live. Link the Sigma XI GHO Event Page, here.

You can pre-post questions for the panel,

or follow along and Tweet to @SigmaXiSociety.


If you missed the ‪#‎SigmaXiBHM‬ panel How to Engage More African Americans in STEM, you can watch the archive right now!