Each year, in collaboration with esteemed colleagues across Penn, the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs and the Weingarten Center, host an annual symposium focused on Women in STEM. Each year, this event is held in March to celebrate & honor the Women’s History Month.
This year’s virtual symposium is titled Sustaining Women’s Progress in STEM and will take place on Tuesday, March 23, 12-1:30 p.m. EST. We have a terrific agenda, which starts with a session welcome by Jenea Adams, a Ph.D. student in Genomics and Computational Sciences. This will be followed with opening remarks by Beth Winkelstein, Ph.D., Deputy Provost and Eduardo D. Glandt, President’s Distinguished Professor. Vijay Kumar, Ph.D., Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering will deliver the keynote.
Following Dean Kumar’s presentation, participants will break off into small groups and guide attendees to reflect on this topic and share their experiences as part of the overall discourse. The symposium finale will include a virtual tour of the Penn Innovation Center with spotlights of female entrepreneurs at Penn.