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Dr. Rene Horton


Dr. K. Renee Horton is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and works diligently in the community for STEM education and STEM outreach. 

Renee believes in changing the face of STEM. She is the founder of Unapologetically Being, Inc., a nonprofit for advocacy and mentoring in STEM. 

She works diligently in the community to foster interest in the STEM fields with local organizations including the Children’s Hands on Museum and the local libraries. She volunteers with STEM Nola when available and speaks throughout the city and state motivating our youth to pursue STEM fields.

She is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Ph.D. in Material Science with a concentration in Physics from the University of Alabama, as the first African American to receive this degree. In her day job, she serves as a NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Quality Engineer at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans.

Throughout her academic career, Renee has received numerous accolades and awards including the 2019 Louisianian of the Year featured in the Louisiana Life Magazine and Black Engineer of the Year Trailblazer Award in 2011.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, July 3

10:25am CDT