Diversity in STEM. Why We Should Care:
"According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a more diverse team is more likely to outperform a more homogenous team—even when the homogenous team is considered to have 'relatively greater ability' as individuals than the more diverse group" (Packard.org)
Jeffrey grew up in Sri Lanka when he immigrated to New York at the age of 11. He found his passion for Biology during his childhood, running through his grandfather's poultry farm that coexisted with jungle and exploring his hometown's fish harbor on weekends. He is currently pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of North Florida
Timothy grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and tackled college at a young age through the Early College Program. He recently graduated with a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of North Florida. He found his passion for medicine while working as a Certified Nurse Assistant and was inspired by Dr. Damon Tweedy's book Black Man in a White Coat.
Our goal at Excolo Seminars is to convey the notion that success in STEM is possible—no matter your race, ethnicity, or personal background. We aim to achieve this by giving students, predominantly those from underprivileged contexts, the opportunity to listen to success stories, and interact with the greats of modern day science.
[Defintion]: To Tend or Cultivate