12 Speakers Announced For 3rd Annual Voices Of Impact
Career fulfillment. Physical activity. Space flight. Hearing-impaired students in science education.
Researchers from across the Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development will tackle these and other health and education related topics at the 3rd annual Voices of Impact Speaker Series. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ice House on Main in Downtown Bryan.
Inspired by the popular TED talks, speakers from each of the college’s four departments will engage attendees in five-minute presentations. Each presentation will touch on a variety of engaging topics relating to our everyday lives.
Voices of Impact 2019 Presenters:
- Gwendolyn Webb-Hasan – Teaching African-American girls to learn how to appropriately “talk with attitude”
- Elizabeth Roumell – The importance of adult education and how it differs across cultures
- Lizette Ojeda – How to find fulfillment in your life and career from an early age
- Jay Woodward – Combating the lack of resources for gifted students
- Kelly Wilson – Unique approaches to pregnancy prevention education in our communities
- Hildi Nicksic – Keeping students engaged through simple classroom activities
- David Wright – Utilizing techniques and new technologies to improve skill memory
- Susan Bloomfield – How bone mass loss in astronauts translates to exercise changes on Earth
- Dr. Radhika Viruru – Making online education personal
- Sara Raven – Investigating the best way to teach science to deaf and hard of hearing students
- Debra McKeown – Enabling teacher feedback to help students improve their writing
- Marcia Montague – Stepping up to help first-generation students be successful
“As a college, we have a passion for innovation within our fields and we are dedicated to communities through our service,” College of Education and Human Development Dr. Joyce Alexander said. “The Voices of Impact Speaker Series is a reflection of that commitment. We encourage the public to engage with these thought leaders in meaningful discussions about important issues impacting our lives.”
You can see videos from previous speakers on the Voices of Impact website.