A reflection on a STEAM initiative: NC State University Alumni and their children attended free STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) family workshops at D.H. Hill Library. This program was a collaboration between Dr. Fay Cobb Payton, professor of Information Systems/Technology and University Faculty Scholar at NC State, the NCSU Libraries, and Arts NC State

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Dr. Fay Cobb Payton is a Full Professor (with Tenure) of Information Technology/Analytics at North Carolina State University and was named a University Faculty Scholar for her leadership in turning research into solutions to society’s most pressing issues. She received the PhD Project Hall of Fame, North Carolina Technology Association Tech Educator of the Year, and SAS Teaching Fellow Awards. As an American Council on Education Fellow, she worked on issues of academic review, public-private partnerships, interdisciplinary graduate research and education, and institutional economic and community impact. She is a full member of Sigma Xi, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Education Advisory Board & co-chair of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Member of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) and Member of its Health Systems & Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Committees. Her research interests include AI fairness/bias/equity; data analytics; arts + STEM collaboration; human computer interaction; healthcare disparities; tech inclusion, innovation & entrepreneurship. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference publications and book chapters. Her research has been published and/or is forthcoming in the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Communications of the ACM, INROADS, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Technology & People, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, Information Systems Journal, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Health Care Management Science, Telemedicine and eHealth, just to name a few. She is often the speaker, consultant and/or panelist for corporate career development and leadership programs in corporate and academic initiatives. She has appeared in or cited by Essence Magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Insider Higher Ed, CBS Radio Network, Sunrise America, Financial Review and others to discuss tech inclusion. She is the author of Leveraging Intersectionality: Seeing and Not Seeing (Richer Press), an anthology of her research on STEM education and experiences in both academe and corporate environments.

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