Women in STEAM careers
“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to.”
-- President Barack Obama, February 2013
Click on the links below to see some exciting STEAM fields in which women can thrive:
Savannah Cummins won First Place in the Science category for her poster "Ocean Waves: Energy in Motion" at the 2018 Western Regional Honors Conference at Chapman University in Orange, California.
The poster session is highly competitive, and Savannah beat out students from 4-year institutions who had access to million-dollar laboratories. We are so incredibly proud of her! This is also a milestone in our efforts to close the achievement gap in STEAM and a testament to the power of learning to transform lives at PVCC.
Women in STEAM event, March 28, 2018
On Wednesday, March 28th, 10:30-11:45am in KSC 1000, our campus hosted a STEAM panel of three presenters in celebration of Women's History Month. These three individuals are highly esteemed in their respective fields, both locally and nationally.
Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton is the Principal Investigator of the NASA Psyche mission, Director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and of the Interplanetary Initiative at ASU. She is the co-founder of Beagle Learning, a tech company helping teams efficiently solve complex problems.
Dr. Kimberly A. Scott is an Associate Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Department of ASU and Founder/Executive Director of ASU's Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology.
Jaime Dempsey is the Executive Director of Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona and a leading force in the creative and professional development of Arizona's arts and culture sector.
Click on the link below to see a sample of what was discussed: