Young Women In Bio - San Francisco Bay Area has partnered with College Track Oakland and San Francisco to bring STEM experiences to young women. On February 6, 2019, Young Women In Bio and College Track visited the Stanford Byers Center for BioDesign.The focus of this program was to learn about the intersection of health, technology and innovation with seventeen highschool girls in attendance.
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The event began with an overview of the BioDesign fellowship program and a tour of the facilities by the Manager of Academic Projects & Communications, Stacey Paris McCutcheon. Stacey explained to the students the three stages of innovation that the fellows learn in the program: 1) how to Identify a problem, 2) Invent a solution, and 3) Implement the invention in the healthcare field. During her tour, Stacey presented the students with inventions that had resulted from the Stanford BioDesign program.
The students were then joined by four female fellows: Delphine Huang, MD, Shira Koss, MD, Melissa Morgan, MD, and Ashley Seehusen, PhD in the Stanford BioDesign program. Each of the fellows had followed a different path from physicians to marketing experts and shared their academic and career history, why they joined the program and what are their biggest learnings to date. The students were given time to ask the panel of fellows questions about what problems they are working on solving and what they think they will do after the program.