NSF and Congressional Women in STEM Caucus Hold Joint Briefing
On July 28, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Congressional Women in STEM Caucus held a joint briefing, “Meeting Today’s Moment: A panel discussion with women leading the way on scientific innovations.” Panelists included Chief Operating Officer of NSF Karen Marrongelle, Professor and Endowed Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California at San Diego Rommie Amaro, Professor of Astronomy and Physics and College of Science Associate Dean for Research at the University of Arizona Feryal Özel, and Associate Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos at Pennsylvania State University Sarah Shandera. The event was moderated by Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA).
The event focused on highlighting scientific discoveries that result from funding research and the achievements and importance of women in STEM. Panelists discussed their own experiences as women in STEM, and the importance of encouraging more women into science and engineering fields.
This article was contributed by COSSA Intern Megan O’Leary from Cornell University.