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Scoping Workshop on Supporting Parents and Caregivers in STEMM
December 2, 2019 
Washington, DC

Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
December 2-3, 2019
Washington, DC

CWSEM Bi-annual Meeting
December 2-3, 2019
Washington, DC

Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education 2019 Public Summit
November 19-20, 2019
Seattle, WA

Staying Power: A convening to examine what it takes for postdoctoral women to stay and thrive in science
November 6, 2019
Washington, DC

Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women of Color in Technical Disciplines Committee Meeting #1
October 24, 2019
Washington, DC

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A Celebration of the Stories of Women in STEMM

Women are integral to the long and rich history of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM). Too often, though, women’s stories and contributions to achievements, breakthroughs, and even the day-to-day work of STEMM are left untold.

The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) is hosting an afternoon symposium and reception dedicated to exploring and celebrating some of the vast diversity of stories of women in STEMM. Please join us to hear personal tales of courage, perseverance, humility, mentorship, and above all, a deep love for STEMM.

Celebration of Stories 2017 panel

Panelist from the event
Back row (left to right): Bethany Brookshire,  Raychelle Burks, Stephani Page, Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard
Front row (left to right): Susan Sauer Sloan, Ting Wu, Vivian Ping

Playlist from The Story Collider


March 27, 2017, 3-7 PM


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Keck Center 100
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, D.C.



3:00 PMWelcome
  • Rita R. Colwell—Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Chair of CWSEM, National Academies
3:10 PMResilience, Perseverance, and Courage
  • Raychelle Burks—Assistant Professor of Chemistry, St. Edward’s University 
  • Vivian W. Pinn—Senior Scientist Emerita, Fogarty International Center; NIH Former Director (Retired), Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH; Member of CWSEM, National Academies
3:30 PMPerception, Identity, and Support
  • Ting Wu—Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
  • Stephani Page—Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine; creator and curator of #BLACKandSTEM
3:50 PMReaction panel
  • Bethany Brookshire—Science education writer and Scicurious blogger, ScienceNews Magazine
  • Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard—Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow, CWSEM, National Academies; Career Academies Liaison at PREP-KC
  • Susan Sauer Sloan—Director, Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, National Academies (Moderator)
4:25 PMAudience Questions and Stories
4:50 PMClosing remarks
  • Tom Rudin—Interim Director of CWSEM, National Academies; Director of Board on Higher Education and the Workforce, National Academies
5:00 PMReception 
  • Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served


The Story Collider
Liz Neeley, Executive Director
Erin Barker, Artistic Director
Zoë Saunders, Podcast Producer


Maria Lund Dahlberg, Associate Program Officer
Tom Rudin, Interim CWSEM Director
Irene Ngun, Research Associate