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Discover STEM Careers and Mentors at Women in Science

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

Interested in learning more about career and education pathways in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)? Then don't miss our Women in Science Conference September 29 at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. At the event, guests will have the opportunity to hear from women in professional STEM fields right here in Okaloosa County, as they enlighten our audience about their careers and deliver advice (think a mini TED Talk). This is an excellent event for students of all ages and genders to receive firsthand advice and information from local STEM professionals.

Our speakers this year include:

  • Kate Tobin, Journalist and Video Producer specializing in science and technology at Kate Tobin Productions, LLC

  • Sarah Cottrell, Manufacturing Manager at BAE Systems

  • Karen Reid, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Owner/CEO of Beyond Expectations and Lotus Arts & Learning Center

  • Caroline Stewart, Chief Nursing Officer at HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital

  • Elaine Williams, Retired Engineer for the Department of Defense

This year, our speakers will discuss groundbreaking, memorable moments from their careers, how they have overcome challenges as women in STEM, and offer advice to young women interested in STEM careers and educations. Along with a brief intermission to allow guests to mingle with our speakers, the event will also include a Question and Answer panel with all our speakers. Guests can use this time to ask any or all of our speakers questions they have about their careers, pathways, and educations. Past events have helped young students find mentors to help them through their career and educational pursuits, so if you're curious about what its like to work in STEM, this is definitely an event you want to attend. Check out photos from our previous conferences in the slideshow below!

Our event is held in the Student Services Center (Building 400) on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College. You'll be able to find us in the Raider Cafe and Lobby. We'll also be providing light refreshments at the event, so be sure to arrive by 5:30 p.m. and plan for an inspiring evening discovering STEM careers and advice on how to enter the field. Tickets for adults are $10, and all students are free, but students will still need to register for the event to ensure we are not over capacity. Get your tickets today! For those who cannot attend in person, we also have a Zoom virtual ticket option available.

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