According to the National Science Board, in 2018, boys and girls scored similarly on math and science in elementary, middle and high school, and women graduated with 50% of the bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering.
So why is it that women remain vastly underrepresented in the STEM workforce?
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Crystal City Business Improvement District — in partnership with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and Axios — will host a panel to discuss the issue of gender parity in science and technology fields, on Wednesday, March 20.
In greater Crystal City (also known as National Landing), more than half the workforce has a background in STEM, and tech companies both large and small call Crystal City home.
The panel, moderated by Erica Pandey, e-commerce reporter at Axios, includes representatives from across the scope of STEM careers:
- Rachel Golden Kroner, Social Scientist — Environmental Governance and Impacts at The Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science, leads Conservation International’s work on environmental governance and protected areas, conducting research to inform evidence-based policy.
- Hana Hassen, an Alumna of Year Up, is an Enterprise Software Engineer at Capital One and a member of the Year Up Alumni Board.
- Carol O’Donnell, Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center, a unit of the Smithsonian Institution that is dedicated to transforming the learning and teaching of science throughout the nation and world.
- Lena Trudeau, CEO of U.Group, led Amazon Web Services Public Sector’s global expansion before joining Bytecubed in advance of their merge with CHIEF to become U.Group.
Date: Wednesday, March 20
- 7:30-8 a.m. — Registration, Breakfast & Networking
- 8:15-9:30 a.m. — Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
Location: U.Group, 2231 Crystal Drive, #401
Tickets: ARLnow readers can get $10 off by using promo code ARLNOW at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-stem-tickets-55983259436.
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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers – open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.Middle SchoolIn the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.High SchoolThe High School program is organized by school of attendance and teams are classified by gender. New players will learn the basics in a supportive, welcoming environment. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills, and enjoy competition with other high school programs. The season concludes with a state level championship tournament in late May.All players are guided by experienced coaches who emphasize sportsmanship and good spirit. Ultimate is a fun sport with great camaraderie!YULA does not want finances to limit anyone from participating. Our middle school program offers a “Pay What You Can” cost structure and our our high school program is offering a $50 discount to new players.Visit our website to register and learn more. Sign up with a friend, but don’t delay, the season starts in March!http://www.yula-ulti.org
The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.
The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village