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Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity (EDGE) in Tech Symposium: Advancing Climate Change Resilience

March 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am March 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

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How can we engage diverse talent in the high-growth climate tech sector and lead the way toward environmental justice and equitable, sustainable solutions for the next generation?

Now in its sixth year, the annual Diversity in Tech Symposium (formerly Women in Tech) will highlight the experiences of experts working to advance innovation in clean energy, water conservation, food systems, disaster prediction, sustainable manufacturing and many other areas within their organizations. 

Join us for this event devoted to world-changing technologies featuring a climate tech fireside chat with E. Natasha Stavros of the University of Colorado Boulder and Tsu-Jae King Liu of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering, keynote talk by Margot Brown of Environmental Justice & Equity Initiatives at the Environmental Defense Fund, featured panels, deep-dive breakout sessions with tech companies, a student career fair, and more. 

A panel titled “Ocean Innovation: Tech Interventions for the Health of Our Global Waters” will feature UCSC Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Coastal Science & Policy Program Anne Kapuscinski, as well as researchers from Sandia Nat’l Labs and MBARI. 

Students can email Michael Matkin (mmatkin@ucsc.edu), Assistant Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Santa Cruz for discounted or FREE tickets.