STEM '14 to feature federal energy official

Monday, December 23, 2013


LaDoris "Dot" Harris, federal energy official, is set to speak at STEM Summit 2014.

Federal energy official LaDoris "Dot" Harris is the keynote speaker for STEM Summit 2014 Jan. 30 in Atwood Memorial Center.

In its sixth year, the summit allows students, parents, educators and business leaders to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Harris directs the Energy Department's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, which ensures underrepresented communities have opportunities to participate in department programs.  

Harris previously worked for Jabo Industries, General Electric, ABB Service and Westinghouse Electric. She holds a master's degree in technology management from Southern Polytechnic University, Marietta, Ga. Visit her webpage.

The summit serves Minnesota students in grades seven through 12. They tour exhibits and interactive displays while learning about STEM careers.

STEM Summit is an affiliate event of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 26-27, 2014 in Washington, D.C. 

For more information, contact Carolyn Williams at

Williams is the university's associate dean for multicutural affairs and STEM initiatives. She holds a doctorate from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and is an advisor to the USA Science & Engineering Festival

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