The Prison and the Academy: STEM Education and Reentry

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

Many incarcerated students wish to pursue degrees in STEM fields, which lead to diverse career avenues, rewarding jobs, high-income potential, and societal status. But university-level STEM coursework is rarely available to incarcerated students; systemic inequalities in mainstream STEM education are exacerbated in the prison environment; and after release, individuals face significant barriers to gaining employment in STEM fields.

A public conversation about the value of prison education in America today will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 3:00-6:30 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson School. Organized by Alişya Anlaş, Angela Rădulescu, and Jill Stockwell for The Prison Teaching Initiative, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, this event is sponsored by the Liechtenstein Institute for Self Determination, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Center for Collaborative History, Council on Science and Technology, Department of Astrophysics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Psychology, Program in Law and Public Affairs, University Center for Human Values, and NSF-INCLUDES Pilot Grant “STEPs to STEM."