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Engineering Social Change

16
Oct

20 WVF

October 16, 2017 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
October 16, 2017 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Danielle Olson is a Ph.D. Student in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at MIT, and works as a Research Assistant in the Imagination, Computation, and Expressions (ICE} Lab. Her current research includes developing virtual reality narratives for empowerment therapy in partnership with a community organization which serves African-American youth (ages 10-14) and their parents to confront racial trauma & stress together while promoting strength and bonding within the family. Danielle will discuss her journey into STE(A}M and facilitate an interactive discussion on how computer science and artificial intelligence can be powerful tools to foster cultural analysis and social change.

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