Three women working in a lab

Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington
900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA

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. The Women in STEM event is a chance for alumni share experiences, build professional networks, and explore industry trends.

Panelists will include:

  • Moderator: Sally C. Morton, Virginia Tech College of Science dean
  • College of Science: Dee Dee Helfenstein (‘86), Booz Allen Hamilton senior vice president
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment: Charisa Morris (’99 and ’06) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service chief of staff
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: E. Callie Raulfs-Wang, (’09) of the Center for Development Research/Global Development Lab/U.S. Agency for International Development
  • College of Engineering: Simone Acha (’87) Simone Acha Consulting owner and former CEO of iLuMinA Solutions Inc.

This panel discussion will be livestreamed from Arlington at starting at 6:50 p.m.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Katie Lafon at 540-231-8706 or during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to an event.​



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