Urban Ed Alumnus Named White House Champion of Change
The White House has named alumnus Christopher Emdin (Urban Education, 2007) a STEM Diversity and Access Champion of Change. The honor recognizes individuals and organizations who are working to support and accelerate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) opportunities for African American students, schools, and communities.
Emdin is an associate professor of science education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and serves as director of science education at Columbia’s Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education. He is also a fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University. Among his projects is the Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. competition—an acronym for bringing attention to transforming teaching, learning, and engagement in science—which uses hip-hop culture to create science competitions among youth in New York City public schools.
Submitted on: MAR 24, 2014
Category: Alumni News, General GC News, Urban Education