May 17

12:00 pm - 15:00 pmUTC

05:00 am - 08:00 amPT


Sustain Podcast: Dr. Carlotta A. Berry on Diversity in STEM

On the Sustain podcast, host Richard Littauer engages in a conversation with Dr. Carlotta Berry, a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a passionate advocate for diversity in STEM. Carlotta shares her journey from an undergraduate student rarely seeing diversity in her field to becoming an engineering professor determined to change that narrative. She discusses her work at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. She also dives into her motivations behind founding two nonprofits, Black in Engineering and Black in Robotics. Additionally, Carlotta touches upon her engagement with open source communities, particularly in robotics, to further democratize STEM education. The discussion also covers her unique approaches to connecting with younger audiences through hip hop slam poetry on TikTok and the significance of representation in every aspect of STEM, from academia to community initiatives.