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3rd Annual STEM Success Summit a Success!
This past week marked the conclusion of our 3rd annual STEM Success Summit! To say that this event was a success would be an understatement. Over the course of the 3 day event, we had over 2500 attendees tune in virtually from across the globe. We had workshops on
everything from personal care and well being to finance and navigating grad school. We had fireside chats with Dr. Kizzy Corbett, the African-American woman who helped develop the COVID vaccine, as well as Chris Gardner - the iconic story behind the blockbuster hit "The Pursuit of Happiness".
As if incredible sessions, workshops, and speakers wasn't enough - we also hosted the inaugural STEM Success Awards. We honored deserving individuals in STEAM, giving awards in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math. We also honored a deserving Educator of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year, along with our social media driven STEM Avenger Award. This special award went to an individual who proposed an idea that could impact education or diversity in STEM. The winner not only won a beautiful trophy, but also $500 to support their vision.
Apart from having the privilege of putting on this event, our team of STEM Avengers had the opportunity to finally meet in the same space at the same time. It's been my absolute pleasure to be part of this community, and call these fellow scientists and SciCommer's not just teammates, but actually amazing friends.
The work is just beginning though! We hope to continue providing our community with amazing resources, networks, and knowledge as we uplift and empower young professionals pursuing STEM careers. What an exciting time to be in STEAM!