Women in STEM conference March 23

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Posted March 3, 2023 by Dan Moser

The inaugural Nebraska Women in STEM conference is scheduled for March 23 at the Graduate Hotel in Lincoln. The event is geared toward professional women in STEM, graduate student level and above, both inside and outside academia, who want to grow in their professional development and networking opportunities. 

Conference registration is required and is $125 per person. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   

The conference, themed “Nebraska Women: Strive Thrive Empower Mentor,” will feature keynote speaker Emily Calandrelli, a writer and speaker on space exploration, scientific literacy and equality. Calandrelli is host and co-executive producer of the Netflix series “Emily’s Wonder Lab,” which features her and a group of kid-scientists as they learn about science, technology, energy, arts and math through experiments and fun activities. Calandrelli also is executive producer and Emmy-nominated host of FOX’s “Xploration Outer Space” and was a correspondent on Netflix’s “Bill Nye Saves the World.” 

Workshop and panel speakers from UNL include Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum; Susan Burton, assistant professor of practice of agricultural leadership, education and communication; Brooke Wells, ALEC graduate teaching assistant; and Christal Sheppard, lecturer in the College of Law. 

The goal of the conference is to help professional women in STEM fields connect, discuss and collaborate so they feel more confident as they navigate STEM careers. Nebraska Women in STEM is a group working to address industry workforce shortages and diversity challenges; create more career and leadership opportunities for women in STEM; and connect professional women in STEM fields through networking and mentorship.  

The Office of Research and Economic Development and NUtech Ventures are co-sponsors of the conference luncheon. 
For more information, contact Joy Eakin, entrepreneurship program manager, NUtech Ventures. 

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