MFS to host women in STEM panel

The panel will take place on Monday, May 21 at 5:45 p.m. in the Dining Hall Commons.

The Moorestown Friends School Girls in STEM Club will host a dinner and “speed-dating” panel with alumnae currently in STEM fields on Monday, May 21 at 5:45 p.m. in the Dining Hall Commons. Moorestown Friends graduates will return to campus to meet with club members as well as other students and community members to tell their stories about and provide advice on pursuit of careers in STEM fields currently containing a largely male workforce.The panelists come from a variety of educational disciplines including coastal environmental management, pharmacology, biomedical engineering, and medicine.

Alumnae guests scheduled to appear include:

· Rebecca Cope, Class of 2007, ORISE Research Scientist at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III

· Kari Myers, Ph.D., Class of 2000, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at National Institutes of General Medical Sciences

· Rebecca Salowe, Class of 2009, Project Manager & Scientific Writer at The Scheie Eye Institute

· Adrienne Saludades, Class of 2011, is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania

· Blair Dickinson Schroeder, Class of 2000, Pediatrician at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Schedule of Events:

· 5:30 to 6 p.m. — Doors Open

· 5:45 p.m. — Girls in STEM Club leadership presents other opportunities for students to get involved in STEM extracurricular activities

· 6 to 7 p.m. — Small group discussions with panelists (“speed-dating” format)