The University of Maryland and WIB-Capital Region Young Women In Bio co-hosted a STEM event on November 18, 2015. The afternoon was a huge success, with 14 young women present to learn how to extract DNA from cancer cells. The girls also attended a panel of six women professionals representing various career backgrounds: Genetic Counselor, Medical Writer, Engineer, Speech Pathologist, PharmD, and MD/Oncologist.
Each panelist provided the girls with unique insights on how she pursued her career in science. Each panelist also offered guidance and mentoring for interested young women. Finally, the attendees completed a tour of the Center of Innovative BioMedical Research. The whole event was a major success, as demonstrated by results of the survey given to attendees after the event. We thank all of our members, guests and, sponsors who supported us in this program.