Women working in a lab at Virginia Tech

Feb. 26 from 6-8:30 p.m,
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
Thalhimer Theater & Lobby (parking information)

Join us for a panel discussion "Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)." We'll hear from Virginia Tech alumnae who are navigating the challenges and excelling in these male dominated fields.

The discussion will be followed by a casual networking reception with fellow alumnae and university faculty. This is a chance for alumni to share experiences, build professional networks, and explore industry trends.

Join fellow alumni and friends at a networking event to include a panel discussion with fellow hokie alumnae as they share their experiences. 

The program will begin at 6:45 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, as well as beer, and wine will be available. 

Check back soon for a full list of panelists.


Elizabeth Copeland

Copeland is a senior manager in regulatory affairs for Altria Client Services Inc., a subsidiary of Altria Group, Inc., located in Richmond, Virginia. She provides regulatory product strategy services to Altria and its operating companies.

Bettina Ring

Ring was appointed in 2018 by Gov. Ralph S. Northam to serve as the fourth Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In this capacity, she supports the governor’s mission of building a strong Virginia economy in agriculture and forestry, two of Virginia’s largest private industries, while also protecting the environment.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Katie Lafon at 540-231-8706 or klafon@vt.edu during regular business hours at least five business days prior to the event.


Register here.




For questions or more information, contact Katie Lafon at klafon@vt.edu.