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Women in STEM Speaker Series

Wednesdays, July 15–Sept. 30
11 am ET on Facebook Live opens in a new window
Recorded conversations available on YouTube opens in a new window

The Science Center will broadcast the live conversation in the Works Theater at 11 am on Wednesdays.

The Women in STEM Speaker Series will introduce you to 12 inspiring STEM role models who have established themselves as experts in a variety of fields.

Find out what it’s like to be a neuroscientist, public health official, chemist, engineer, data scientist, and more. What inspired them to pursue their career path? What does a typical day in their role look like? What advice do they have for someone interested in their field? Get answers to these questions and take the opportunity to ask your own.

Questions can be submitted during the event via Facebook or in advance by emailing

Join us for our upcoming conversations with:

  • Sept. 23: Mercy Shitemi, Senior Systems Analyst at Zimmer Biomet
  • Sept. 30: Dr. Natasha Tilston-Lunel, Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research

A sign language interpreter will be present for each interview.

Past conversations include:

Participants: We want to hear from you! Let us know about your experience watching the Women in STEM Speaker Series by filling out a brief survey.

The Women in STEM Speaker Series is supported by an IF/THEN® Gender Equity Grant opens in a new window from the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) and IF/THEN®, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies. This newly launched grant program awarded funding to 26 science and technology centers to launch projects aimed at increasing the representation of women and gender minorities in STEM.