FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2018
CONTACT: KEVIN L. NICHOLS
Founder, President & CEO
The Social Engineering Project, Inc.
Phone: (415) 490-8010
Students of Color Learn Coding and How to Design a Commercial at Airbnb
Oakland, CA (May 14, 2018) – The Social Engineering Project, Inc. (“TSEP”) and Airbnb will hold a Family Science Night during Airbnb’s Week for Good. Roughly 90 minority students from all over the Bay Area and their parents will visit Airbnb’s Headquarters and have their employees teach coding and how to use design thinking to create their own Airbnb commercials. The purpose of the event is to motivate and inspire these students to go to college and pursue a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) related career. Another purpose is for parents to learn how they can be more supportive in their children’s quest of mastering STEM education.
FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT DURING AIRBNB’s WEEK FOR GOOD
DATE: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
LOCATION: Airbnb HQ, 888 Brannan Street, San Francisco, California
The Social Engineering Project, Inc. is an Oakland based Google and Microsoft funded social impact venture with Stanford University that is designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry through pipeline programs.
Kevin L. Nichols - Founder
Kevin L. Nichols has worked in multifaceted capacities in some of the most prolific international law firms in the country, such as Morrison & Foerster, Paul Hastings, Heller Ehrman, and Holland & Knight. His interest in diversity and technology began while he was a mechanical engineering/diversity intern at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Later, he became the Executive Director of the California Diversity Council and the African American Wellness Project. Kevin has become a social networking expert and full-time consultant specializing in litigation technology (eDiscovery), diversity, and social media marketing for the legal industry. Nichols has been featured on LinkedIn’s Hall of Fame, Yahoo’s Blog, in the Examiner, CNN Money, Reuters, MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. Millions saw Kevin while logging in to LinkedIn.com from 2012-2014. He is now the Founder of The Social Engineering Project, Inc., an Oakland based, Google and Microsoft funded, social impact venture with Stanford University designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry. Kevin attended the University of California, Berkeley and recently completed an Executive Program for Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. For a full biography and CV, please visit http://bit.ly/KLNport.
Professor Bryan Brown - Chief Educator
Bryan A. Brown joined the Stanford community during the 2004-2005 academic year after working at Michigan State University. He is an associate professor of science education and engages in research that explores how language and identity impact student learning. Dr. Brown is a former high school science teacher who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Hampton University, a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of California, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
His co-authored 2009 research was awarded the Journal of Research in Science Teaching award as the top manuscript of 2009. He is the 2007 winner of the National Association for Research in Science Education (N.A.R.S.T.) award for outstanding early career scholarship. Dr. Brown was also named as a prestigious National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation Fellow in 2005. Bryan's research in urban education examines how urban science education has underserved minority students by its failure to adequately design instruction that is sensitive to the language needs of urban populations. His early research projects lead to the development of an instructional approach (Disaggregate Teaching) that is designed to improve learning for underserved populations. Dr. Brown’s current research explores the similarities, or Conceptual Continuities, that exist between students’ conceptual understandings in informal learning environments and those valued by science.
Please view some of the TSEP’s previous news coverage here.