Christopher Emdin

Speaker Christopher Emdin.

RPI STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program), with support from United Technologies, will host Christopher Emdin, M.S. ’03, to speak on “Hip-Hop and the Remix of Science Education” on Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. The talk will be held in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Theater.

Emdin serves as the Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the Department of Energy. He is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as director of science education at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education and associate director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education.

He was formerly named a White House Champion of Change for working to support and accelerate STEM opportunities for African-American students, schools, and communities. He is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, and provides regular commentary for Aljazeera and The Huffington Post. He is the author of the award-winning book Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll too, which is currently on The New York Times best-sellers list.

Seating is limited. For free reserved seating, contact RPI STEP at (518) 276-3098 or There will be a meet-and-greet and book-signing session in Evyln’s Café immediately following the talk.