New Ph.D. Alumna Paving the way for More Black Women in Robotics

The gender and race disparities in computing lead to a world with less inclusive technical advances. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the tech field is predominantly made up of white males. This lack of diversity makes it a difficult place to navigate for underrepresented groups such as people of color (POC) and women.

“We continue to witness examples of technologies being developed that either disregard or actively harm marginalized communities. Perhaps if the teams creating these technologies more closely resembled the communities using them, we could forge a more equitable future,” said Tamara Pearson, deputy director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech.