Seminar with Tyrone Porter: Cultural Tax: The Cost of Being the Only or the Few

What’s the price you pay when you walk into a room? For Black STEM students and professionals—as well as individuals from other underrepresented groups—there’s a cost to entering the classroom, lab, conference, and more. Tyrone Porter, biomedical engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has paid this tax on countless occasions in his STEM career.

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What’s the price you pay when you walk into a room? For Black STEM students and professionals—as well as individuals from other underrepresented groups—there’s a cost to entering the classroom, lab, conference, and more. Tyrone Porter, biomedical engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has paid this tax on countless occasions in his STEM career. His experience, while not unique, provides a deeper look into what many students and professionals also encounter. Porter offers his best prescription for confronting what can often be a silent burden and putting a stop to the cultural tax many pay.

Cultural Tax: The Cost of Being the Only or the Few

Hosted by the Gladstone Institutes

Wednesday, October 21
12 -1 PM

Seminar is free to attend

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This seminar is part of a series called Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM. The first two of these lectures are available on YouTube.