4th Family STEM program:
Turning the Community From consumers to Producers of STEM Outreach
The 4th Family STEM program is centered on providing students in the urban communities of the Capital Region access to the opportunities in the STEM disciplines. The focus of the program is to provide concrete, accessible STEM material through hands on seminars and mentoring programs. 4th Family places an emphasis on social justice within the context of STEM education and encourages peer to peer mentoring as part of the program.
The program is led by John Drazan who is a Ph.D candidate in biomedical engineering and is also an NSF GK12 fellow in the RPI 3Helix program. To date, work generated by the 4th Family STEM program has been presented at conferences at the both the national and local levels. Abstracts for these presentations can be found below.
4th Family Publications and Abstracts
1st Place Research Paper Competition: MIT-Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2017, Boston, MA
Podium Presentation: IEEE EMBS 2016, Orlando, FL
Podium Presentation: IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference 2016, Princeton, NJ
Poster Presentation, IEEE EMBS 2015, Milan, Italy
Podium Presentation, IEEE EMBS 2014, Chicago, IL
Session Chair, Terra Urban Education Conference, Syracuse, NY
Session Moderator, 3Helix Generative Justice Conference, Troy, NY