Expand Her Potential in Science
Panel Discussion | October 27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1040 Valley Life Sciences Building
CaT Bobino, In The Know Consulting, LLC; Lisa White, Assistant Director of Education and Outreach, UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology; Jessie Castillo, UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology; Lisa Eshun-Wilson, UC Berkeley Department of Molecular and Cell Biology; Chrissy Stachl, Department of Chemistry; Adamaka Ajaelo, Facebook, Self-eSTEM
The fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) have been around for generations, and will continue to grow, expand, and shape our world and future in the years to come. In order to give daughters and granddaughters the tools that they need to succeed in a STEM career, parents, and guardians need to have an understanding of what STEM really is and how to approach the topic with their children. How can we change the perception of scientists that is currently depicted in mainstream media? How can we spark girls curiosity about STEM and empower them to move toward STEM careers?
In this lively and interactive discussion with women STEM professionals, well explore popular media perception and influences on STEM (there will be a rap video shown), the parent or guardians role in empowering their child to pursue a STEM career, and inspiring STEM resources for girls and their families.
Moderator- CaT Bobino STEM Communicator, In The Know Consulting, LLC
Lisa White Assistant Director of Education and Outreach, UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology
Jessie Castillo Post-doctoral researcher, UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Lisa Eshun-Wilson Graduate student, UC Berkeley Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Chrissy Stachl Graduate student, Department of Chemistry
Adamaka Ajaelo Facebook, Self-eSTEM
All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff