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Rep. McNerney to Host Women in STEM Forum

Mar 29, 2018
Press Release

Stockton, CA – Following the introduction of the GIRLS-STEM Act of 2018, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) is continuing to promote opportunities for young women and girls to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by hosting an interactive forum with a panel of prominent women currently working within those fields.

What:     Women in STEM Forum

When:    Saturday, April 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.PST

Where:   FAB LAB

               2911 TRANSWORLD DR.

               STOCKTON, CA  95206

Who:   Congressman Jerry McNerney, Host

            Panelists include:

  • Dr. Bukky Oyebade, Principal at Merlo Institute of Environmental Technology
  • Helene Flohic, Assistant Professor of Physics at University of the Pacific
  • Dr. Windy McNerney, Clinical Assistant Professor (affil) at Stanford University and Research Health Scientist at the Palo Alto VA Hospital
  • Alejandra Aguilar, Materials Engineer Post-College Appointee at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Resources for pursuing STEM-related fields will be available at the event, and attendees will be able to engage with the panel to ask questions and learn about different types of STEM jobs, as well as some of the unique challenges and opportunities for women in these careers.

“Women make up half of the population in the United States,” said Congressman McNerney. “If our country is going to continue to lead in innovation, we can’t afford to leave half of our citizens out of the jobs that will drive our future economy. That’s why I’m hosting this event – to encourage women of all ages to get excited about STEM education, and to empower them with the tools they need to purse these successful, rewarding careers.”

For more information or to RSVP, please call the Congressman’s Stockton office at (209) 476-8552.

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.