Events

Dr. Ford moderated the panel with the cast and creative team for HIdden Figures, which was followed by remarks from First Lady Michelle Obama.

For the final Obama Administration Science Fair, Dr. Ford co-hosted the Live Desk Interviews of student exhibitors with Yara Shahidi and Karlie Kloss. 

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month in 2015, Dr. Ford  organized and co-hosted a Google+ Hangout to highlight Hispanic STEM all-stars.

In February 2014, Dr. Ford organized and hosted the episode, "We the Geeks: Celebrating Black History Month," which highlighted African Americans in STEM and the importance of diversity in STEM fields. 

Dr. Ford was a featured speaker at the 2017 SACNAS conference. In her talk, she shared her journey to overcome the imposter syndrome. 

At Regis College's 87th Commencement, Dr. Ford received an honorary doctorate and delivered the commencement address. 

TEDx talk discussing the importance of diversifying STEM fields, "Image of STEM," and Dr. Ford's personal journey, including the imposter syndrome. 

October 20, 2015...the day that Marty McFly traveled to in the iconic film, Back to the Future. Here's a Google+ Hangout about the understanding of the human brain.

On February 29, 2016 the Board on Higher Education and Workforce of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, and the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities hosted a half day event which focused on lessons from HBCUs around the country to diversify the STEM pipeline. Dr. Ford provided closing remarks. 

Dr. Ford provided brief remarks and introduced a video message by CTO Megan Smith at the Next MacGyver Competition in July 2015.

 

Dr. Ford served as the Emcee for the LA Promise Fund/Girls Build LA screening of Hidden Figures for 10,000 girls, which included Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Aldis Hodge, and Pharrell Williams. Complete program here (Ford remarks at 4:30). 

CBS stars Julie Chen, Eve and Sharon Osbourne (THE TALK) mark Women's History Month by celebrating the accomplishments of Jo Handelsman (PhD, Molecular Biologist), Diana Trujillo (NASA Engineer) and Knatokie Ford (PhD, Biomedical Scientist) in a special CBS Cares and #SeeHer PSA campaign.

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