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HBCU STEM Connect 2021

Join us virtually for a special event dedicated to HBCU students pursuing a career in the STEM field.

Wednesday, Oct. 13 | 1 p.m. ET

Right now, you attend one of the several HBCUs that collectively produce 25% of African Americans who earn degrees in STEM. You’re among the top talent in the country, and your passion and accomplishments are undeniable. And we recognize that.

Through candid discussions and talks from SAS’ top executives, we want to emphasize the limitless opportunities in the field of analytics. SAS understands that for this generation of young professionals, social responsibility and diversity and inclusion aren’t just options. They’re requirements.

Learn how the leader in analytics continues to solve problems using data for good, partners with and engages HBCU students and faculty, and actively works to make SAS a more diverse and inclusive place to work.

You’ll want to stick around for a few cool giveaways and a chance to meet one-to-one with SAS professionals and recruiters!


12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Welcome: virtual door opens at 12:30 | followed by HBCU Trivia.
1:20 – 2:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Alex Boakye
Moderator: Brad Jones
2:00 – 2:20 p.m.Game
2:20 – 2:50 p.m.HBCU at SAS Panel: Aaren Avery, Ayana Lawson, Jacoby Pulley, Eboni Turner, Chris Williams
SAS Moderator: Portia Exum
2:50 - 3:25 p.m.Closing Remarks Plus Giveaway and Photo
3:25 - 3:30 p.m.STEM Talk Breakout Sessions

Expert SAS Presenters

Alex Boakye
Vice President, Cyber Business & Solutions

Bryan Harris
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Aaren Avery
Senior Associate Software Developer

Falesha Brodie
Event Coordinator

Portia Exum
Manager, Software Development Engineer in Test

Brad Jones
R&D Program Manager

Ayana Lawson
CI Quality Engineering Intern

Jacoby Pulley
Business Systems Analyst

Eboni Turner
Global Customer Success Graduate Intern

Christopher Williams
Software Developer

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