Event to focus on inspiring females to enter STEM

While women are making inroads, they are still under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The next virtual Women in Leadership (WIL) meeting will explore how to increase interest in science among women and girls, and why this cause is important.

On Wednesday, April 28 at 1 p.m., Christene Carpenter-Cleland (BSc ’93, MSc ’96) and Poling Bork (BSc ’02, MEd ’08, PhD ’16) will talk about the community outreach they have been involved in as co-chairs of Scientifically Yours, a conference that invites local teens to learn about and explore the career paths available to them in science and technology.

Carpenter-Cleland, Senior Laboratory Instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and Bork, Senior Laboratory Instructor in the Department of Computer Science, will also share some of their own experiences in what are still often considered male-dominated fields.

Details on this and other upcoming sessions, including dates, descriptions and login details are available on the Women in Leadership website.

Women in Leadership aims to support women in formal and informal leadership positions and encourage the next generation of potential women leaders. All women and allies are invited to attend.

Individuals are welcome to join the WIL channel on Microsoft Teams or to contact Jeannie Mackintosh to be added to the WIL email distribution list.

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