Saturday, December 05, 2015

DLL Storify of Black Girls Code, DC, Women in STEM Panel -- Saturday 12/5/15

Last update: Saturday 11/14/15
The Washington, DC, chapter of Black Girls CODE hosted its 1st Women of Color in STEM Panel today. This event was an educational experience for girls between the ages of 7 and 17 and their parents/guardians.  The young women heard from a panel of women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM) to discuss the significant gender gap in these fields in the United States.

The event's keynote speaker was Dr. Njema Frazier, Physicist at the US Department of Energy ... Dr. Frazier was joined by panelists Chancee Lundy, Environmental Professional/Small Business Owner/Visionary Entrepreneur ... Tracey Lynn Adam, Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton ... and Courtney Wallace, Email Production Manager/Front-End Web Developer at Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. More information about this event can be found on the event's registration page.

The DLL Storify of tweets that were generated by participants, staff, and volunteers who used hashtags =  #BGCDC, @WoCinSTEMPanel, @VolunteerBGCDC, and @dcpl appears at the bottom of this page. As usual, this DLL Storify is merely an unofficial "firehose" draft, i.e., it includes tweets in chronological order without comment or classification ... Storyfies of other #DiversityInTech events are listed in the DLL Archives.