Event Details
Event Title You Are the Future: Championing Young Women in STEM
Location Graham Student Union, Room 2420 - 209 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Sponsor Carolina Center for Public Service - Speak Out Sisterhood, Science Policy Action Network (SPAN Inc.), SACNAS – UNC
Date/Time 02/26/2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
For more information, contact the event administrator: Macy Green macyag@unc.edu
Event Presenters
Name Title  
Aynsley Szczesniak Undergraduate Student, Founder and Executive Director, Speak Out Sisterhood, Founder and State Lead, Million Women Mentors North Carolina, Student STEM Programs Chair, Association for Women in Science - North Carolina
Maria Magdalena Ortiz President of the UNC chapter of SACNAS
Dr. Richard Watkins President and Founder of the Science Policy Action Network (SPAN Inc.)
Dr. Shauna Harris Director of Carolina Women’s Center
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Bagels and snacks provided! Join Aynsley Szczesniak, a first year at UNC, and a panel of trailblazing Tar Heel women to learn all about how UNC empowers young women to achieve in STEM. We’ll kick off with an exciting panel discussion moderated by Szczesniak, the Founder and Executive Director of Speak Out Sisterhood, a global network elevating youth to eradicate barriers to equality for women in STEM. Ultimately, this workshop will open your eyes to just how many resources are available to you as you navigate your own STEM journey. A highlight will be an interactive escape room, where you’ll form small teams to collaboratively solve puzzles, trivia and challenges related to women in STEM. Bring your questions and join us for an engaging dialogue about the importance of championing women in STEM both from within and outside the university.

A Carolina Engagement Week Event
Carolina Engagement Week is your chance to explore the impact of community-driven partnerships powered by state and local community leaders and Carolina researchers. By attending one or more sessions, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of the methods and collaborative approaches that are working effectively throughout different parts of North Carolina. You can also identify new opportunities to engage in community initiatives around the state designed to create social and economic impact.


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