From: College of Science

Virginia Tech College of Science Dean Sally C. Morton will moderate a panel discussion "Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)" at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, locatd at 900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia.

The panel will include 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, and is part of the College of Science's Women in the Sciences (WITS) support effort.

Panelists 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.

For those unable to attend in person, the panel discussion will be livestreamed at starting at 6:50 p.m. The event also will be live-tweeted at @VT_Science.

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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