The STEAM Department hosts STEAM Cafés once a month – a time for students to meet with female leaders in STEM fields and learn about their research or work. STEAM Cafés are a wonderful opportunity to open our students' minds to new careers and introduce students to STEM role models. Also, STEAM Cafés are a great way to invite community members into our building without impacting class schedules or curriculum
This Wednesday, we will host Ewann Berntson, salmon geneticist (and Ms. Keiko's friend!). Dr. Ewann works for NOAA Fisheries, investigating population genetics of Pacific salmon and deep sea coral. In the past, she has studied the molecular evolution of corals and anemones, deep-sea and hydrothermal vent ecology and marine conservation biology. Stop by Room 8 at lunchtime if you want to learn more!
Dr. Ewann's message for our students is: "Science is fascinating! There are many opportunities to be involved in the sciences beyond the "traditional" path of academia (becoming a college professor). Additionally, even if science doesn't end up being your career, it's increasingly imperative that our society in general cultivates a greater understanding of and appreciation for science, and be able to think critically about information that is presented to us."
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