Nepris, a Texas-based organization that virtually connects students with industry experts, has joined forces with IF/THEN, a $25 million initiative dedicated to closing the gender gap in STEM professions and inspiring the next generation of young scientists and innovators.
From October 7 – 11, Nepris and IF/THEN will host a series of real-time video chats with women working in STEM careers. Accessible to students and classrooms nationwide, media are invited to join the sessions and to interview the ambassadors or film them live.
Background and Facts
- In honor of International Day of the Girl (October 11), Nepris and the IF/THEN initiative are launching a week-long series (Oct. 7-11) of LIVE educational video chats for school students across the country featuring female STEM professionals.
- The nine 30-minute sessions, led by women STEM industry professionals, will be virtually broadcast via Nepris, allowing students the unique opportunity to learn more about STEM careers directly from STEM industry experts.
- See all sessions here
- Topics will range from research mathematics and molecular architecture to IT leadership as these women share their personal stories and expertise.
- The participating female STEM professionals have recently been named AAAS IF/THEN STEM Ambassadors. A diverse and impressive group, these Ambassadors are dedicated to closing the gender gap in STEM career representation and inspiring the next generation of young pioneers and changemakers.
- Nepris, a Texas-based organization that virtually connects students with industry experts, has joined forces with IF/THEN, a $25 million initiative dedicated to closing the gender gap in STEM professions and inspiring the next generation of young scientists and innovators.
- International Day of the Girl (October 11) raises awareness of gender inequality and celebrates girls and women across the globe. It has been hosted and promoted by the United Nations since 2012.
Speakers available for interviews or to film from their locations
Please contact us directly to speak with these individuals.
Oct. 7 at 11:00 a.m. PT – Earyn McGee, University of Arizona – It's Cause You Always On That Phone - Science Communication via Social Media
Oct. 8 at Noon PT – Ciara Sivels, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab – Detecting the Worst - My Journey in Nuclear Engineering
Oct. 9 at 11:00 a.m. PT – Elizabeth Engler- Chiurazzi, West Virginia University - My Job as a Neuroscientist - Not Like It's Brain Surgery... But Almost
Oct. 10 at 11:00 a.m. PT – Joceyln Bosley, “Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge” - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Science
Oct. 11 at 8:00 a.m. PT - Kellyn LaCour-Conant, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority - Restoration Ecology & Wellness - Lessons in Resiliency from the Delta
Oct. 11 at 9:00 a.m. PT - Jaye Gardiner, Fox Chase Cancer Center - Combining Passions for a Career - Sometimes You Don't Have to Choose!
Oct. 11 at 10:00 a.m. PT - Maddie Weinstein , University of California – Berkeley – Q&A With a Research Mathematician
Oct 11 at 11:00 a.m. PT – Nicole Jackson, MedData - Steminist In Action - An Alternative Face of Technical Leadership
Oct. 11 at Noon PT – Helen Tran, Stanford University – How Did I Become a Molecular Architect?