Root of Inequality in STEM

The Root of Inequality in STEM
Saturday, March 7
11:15 AM
Sassafras Room
Track: Empowerment


This panel will focus on recognizing how marginalized groups have limited access to a STEM education. There is a substantial amount of research supporting the fact that minorities have consistently been underrepresented in STEM fields due to lack of access to better educational facilities.




Sara Boukdad

Sara is the lead intern for the Black Women & Technology team. She is a Master’s student pursuing a degree in Public Affairs in the O’Neill School. She is most interested in the intersection of technology, infrastructure, and creating smart cities.


Janelle O'Neal

Janelle is an intern for the Black Women & Tech Alliance Team. Janelle graduated from LaPorte High School in 2018 and is a current IUB sophomore pursuing a dual degree B.S in Biology and B.A in Spanish from the College of Arts & Sciences. She is active with the Women in STEM Living-Learning program in Wells Quad, in Club MEDLIFE’s social committee, and the Minority Association of Pre-medical Students.


Maryam Adeniyi

Maryam Adeniyi is an intern with the Black Women & Technology team. Maryam is a junior pursuing a dual degree B.S in Economic Consulting and M.S in Information Systems from the Kelley School of Business. Born in Dallas, Texas as a child of Nigerian immigrants, Maryam is extremely passionate about solving socioeconomic issues and empowering people through the intersection of business and technology.