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RISE 2024: Converging Paths to Shape Our Future

This guide contains information about the 2024 Research and Innovation Symposium and Exhibition for Undergraduate and Graduate Students. The theme of this year's showcase is "Converging Paths to Shape Our Future".

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Nicol Turner Lee

headshot of Dr Nicol Turner Lee

Topic: Artificial Intelligence, Research and HBCU's

Dr. Nicol Turner Lee is a senior fellow in Governance Studies, the director of the Center for Technology Innovation and serves as Co-Editor-In-Chief of the TechTank blog and podcast at the Brookings Institution, which is a global think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. Dr. Turner's research encompasses equitable access to technology across the U.S. and abroad. Her portfolio also includes leading Brookings institutional research and public policy work focused on the identification and mitigation of online biases in artificial intelligence systems. She has a forthcoming book on the U.S. digital divide titled Digitally Invisible: How the Internet is Creating the New Underclass (forthcoming 2024, Brookings Press). She has appeared throughout various news media, testified before Congress and international global governance bodies, and written extensively on tech and telecom issues. In 2022, she was recognized for distinguished career contributions by the American Sociological Association at the annual conference. She has her B.A. from Colgate University, and her Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

April 18, 2024
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Student Center 149

Important Dates

Poster Presentation Upload & Printing

  • Due Friday, April 5, 2024 before 11:59 PM, EST 

Oral Presentation Slides Upload

  • Due Friday, April 5, 2024 before 11:59 PM, EST 

Event Details

Thursday, April 18, 2024

8:00 AM-8:45 AM Participant registration and set-up, G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall

9:00 AM-10:00 AM Keynote, Student Center 149

10:30 AM RISE Conference Showcase, G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall