Through the Window and into the Mirror is a video conversation series about the experiences of African American STEM professionals today. Students will peer into the ‘windows’ of the speakers’ lives, learn from their lived experiences as STEM professionals, and find parts of their culture and lifestyle ‘mirrored’ in the speakers’ lessons of their youth and greatest challenges and accomplishments. Through the Window and into the Mirror aims to inform, inspire, and be a starting point for students as they take steps towards having careers in STEM.

Dr. K Renee Horton is a compelling, international and inspirational speaker who brings her epic personal story, expertise, and incredible personality to each of her presentations. She serves as a NASA Quality Engineer at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans. Renee believes in changing the face of STEM and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), working diligently in the community for STEM education and STEM outreach. She is the founder of Unapologetically Being, Inc., a nonprofit for advocacy and mentoring in STEM. She earned a B.S. from Louisiana State University in Electrical Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in Material Science with a concentration in Physics from the University of Alabama, where she is the first African American to receive this degree.  

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