We the Geeks: Women Role Models
In order for the United States to continue to lead the world in innovation and reap the health, security, and economic benefits offered by cutting-edge discoveries in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), we must engage the nation’s full talent pool in these growing fields, including America’s girls and women.
On Thursday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET, the White House will host another episode of “We the Geeks,” this time focused on “Women Role Models.” Tune in to this Google+ Hangout to hear from women and girl STEM leaders as they share their stories and advice to inspire the next generation of young women to discover their inner geeks and become the inventors and leaders of tomorrow.
- Kari Byron, host of the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and Science Channel’s Head Rush
- Amanda Wills, Associate Managing Editor, Mashable
- Jacqueline Howard, host/producer of The Huffington Post's "Talk Nerdy to Me" and associate editor of HuffPost Science
- Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist
- Debbie Sterling, CEO, GoldieBlox
- Courtney Robinson, Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Howard University
- Ma’Kese Wesley and Isis Thompson, young inventors, FIRST LEGO League competitors and White House Science Fair attendees