U.S. Alumni TIES participant James Gan discusses his work with accessible technology during the panel “Education in the Digital Era.”

James Gan: “Takeaways for a Young Professional from the Forefront of Education”

Try to think of everything; get help i̶f̶ when you cannot.

Put in the effort to accommodate others; it is the right thing to do.

Always do your best to improve; challenge systems that prevent you from doing so.

James was a CBYX Scholar in 2013.
Some participants are chosen as experts for panels on specialized issues. My panel was titled “Education in the Digital Era”, where I was able to speak about the state of technology education in the United States, with a focus on opportunity gaps for underrepresented groups.
StudentRND’s premier event, CodeDay, has made significant progress in combating opportunity gaps in technology education.
If you have attended a program sponsored by the US State Department, you are eligible to apply to the Alumni TIES program.

Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (Alumni TIES) are regionally focused seminars for alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs.

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