Girl Power in STEM Virtual Symposium Fall 2020

Day 1: Science | Speaker’s Directory

Day 2: Technology | Speaker’s Directory

Day 3: Engineering | Speaker’s Directory

Day 4: Math | Speaker’s Directory

Day 5: Helpful Tools | Speaker’s Directory

Our History

The symposium, which began in 2018 is an opportunity to bring together professional women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields to motivate local high school girls to pursue careers in those related fields. The goal is to bring the women and girls together and create an atmosphere for sharing information.

“It is an honor and a thrill to be able to host a valuable and innovative event like this for students in our community” said Cathy Colangelo, Executive Director of Greater Hazleton Partners in Education and organizer of the Girl Power in STEM Symposium. “The women that participate are leaders in their fields and I am excited for them to share their experiences, wisdom and challenges with our local high school students and other women in the community. It’s a unique opportunity for young women who may be interested in science, technology, engineering or math to be able to connect with women who are already paving a path in those fields.”

Part of the mission of Greater Hazleton Partners in Education (PIE), is to provide information and opportunities about future careers to students. According to an Executive Summary done by the US Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) noted that America’s STEM workforce is crucial for generating new ideas and providing critical thinking necessary in the modern economy. However, women continue to be underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders. Having that information, Colangelo noted that this is the perfect chance for PIE to collaborate with the local business and education community and show female students firsthand the types of careers, experiences and possibilities that are available to them.