ASTRA Affiliated Programs

ASTRA Salutes Kavya Kopparapu, an Inspiring Global NetGeneration of Youth

May 10, 2018

By Kavya Kopparapu

Today, December 1st, Christmas came early. In late October, I was invited to participate in the “Long Conversation,” a series of dialogues about the future. As one of the invited leaders from the fields of arts and scientists, I participated in a brief dialogue with the one and only Yo-yo Ma about my vision for artificial intelligence and diversity in computer science.

Invitation to Join ASTRA at the 2018 Color of STEM Voices Keynote Presentation

March 23, 2018

Please join ASTRA April 7th at the 2018 Color of STEM Voices Keynote Presentation spotlighting world futurist Jerome C. Glenn, at the Fifth USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Washington DC Convention Center from 1:30PM to 3:00PM.

ASTRA’s Executive Director, Dr. Robert Boege and its Advisor & Futurist, Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein will moderate Mr. Glenn’s presentation: ‘Changing the Future of Work & Technology: Implication for Education and Learning.’

NetGeneration of Youth Ambassadors Explore the World of STEM at the 2018 BEYA Conference & Discover that 'Any Dream is Reachable'

March 22, 2018

The 32nd Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) held in February at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.was the place to be for all those in search of inspiration and opportunity. As a NetGeneration of Youth Cyberjournalist from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, I had the ripe opportunity to be on the spot to cover this special civic activity with my teammates Abdul Khan and Phoebe Tomsu. Our interviews of business and science leaders from across the nation provided us with an inside look into the world of STEM where ‘Any Dream is Reachable.’

A STEM-fluential Celebration of the 2016 Minorities in Energy III Annual Forum: A Youth Perspective

February 10, 2017

On December 1, 2016, my sister Taylore and I had the honor of attending the 3rd Annual MIE (Minorities in Energy Forum as STEM Ambassadors and Cyberjournalists representing my local HUD STEM Innovation Network in Hampton and the Global NetGeneration of Youth Community founded by Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein.

The Present & Future Enriched by a Diverse Energy Workforce: Reflections from the 2016 Minorities in Energy III Annual Forum

February 08, 2017

Congressmen - Engineers - Scientists, - Rappers,  - NBA Stars-Entrepreneurs. Those were just a few of the Energy Champions and Ambassadors convened and honored on December 2016 Minorities in Energy Year III Forum by the United States Department of Energy. While their own backgrounds were quite diverse, the influential attendees shared a common conviction, the importance of diversifying the field of Energy, and a common passion, to serve as advocates of that diversity in the Energy Ecosystem.