How to Empower the Next, Diverse Generation of Inventors

By Janell N. Catlin and Vicki Mealer-Burke
May 27, 2021 10:00 AM ET
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For those who cultivate innovation and invention, it is our responsibility to provide opportunity for those historically marginalized. Our society must take the harsh realizations uncovered by the pandemic and use them to fuel ambition and drive, to ensure access and opportunity for every student.

To say the last year has been challenging is an understatement. What started out as a new decade full of opportunity was quickly turned upside down: Companies were forced to rethink business operations; many parents became part-time teachers while also navigating working from home; and students entered a new world of distance learning far from classmates and normalcy.

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