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The Power of Women in STEM: Opportunities Past, Present and Future
MedTech Association and Women Inspiring the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) will host “The Power of Women in STEM: Opportunities Past, Present and Future” on Thursday, April 9. The event will be held in the Milton Room, located on the fourth floor at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
“We are excited to be hosting an event that will help inspire female science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors,” says Jessica Crawford, president of MedTech Association. “MedTech’s 2014 industry report highlighted the need for talent to support the burgeoning bioscience and medical technology industry in New York State. It is my hope that these women learn about various STEM career options, specifically in New York, and pursue these professions.”
The one-day event will empower and encourage female STEM majors and feature a variety of professional opportunities available in these fields. The event will feature a keynote presentation from Nancy Rurkowski, vice president of Biologics External Manufacturing at Bristol-Myers Squibb. The event will also include a panel discussion with female STEM leaders and entrepreneurs from across Central New York and a networking reception.
“The urgency to increase opportunities for women in all fields of professional development dominates today’s media—not the least of which is to increase opportunities for women in STEM fields,” says Joanne Lenweaver, director of the WISE Women’s Business Center. “At the WISE Women’s Business Center, we focus on women in entrepreneurship and at the same time, we seek and support women in science, technology, engineering and math to enrich the environment for starting and growing the businesses of tomorrow.”
Individuals interesting in attending this event should register by April 3. Attendees can register for this event by visiting http://powerofwomeninstem.eventbrite.com; it’s free for all students and $20 for non-students.