STEM Gems: Giving Girls Role Models

Presented by STEM Gems, Spelman College

Join us for an interactive panel discussion that will enlighten and empower girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! You'll meet exceptional women from a diverse set of STEM careers and learn about the unique journeys that led to their respective careers. You'll understand what they do, how they make a difference in the world, and how they help people using STEM. You'll walk away with advice, guidance, and to-do’s specific for girls and young women to help jumpstart their STEM journeys. As a bonus, you'll take home some STEM Gems swag that includes the 44 STEM Gems and STEM careers featured in the STEM Gems book!
Learn more about STEM Gems here!

Panelists include:
Stephanie Espy - Moderator
Chemical Engineering
BS Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MS University of California, Berkeley, MBA Emory University
CEO of MathSP Academic and Test Prep Coaching, Author and Executive Director of STEM Gems

Jada Hoyle-Gardner, PhD - Scientist
Chemical and Environmental Science
BS Spelman College, PhD Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

Erica Harris, PhD - Scientist
Ecology and Evolutionary Biologist
BS Rice University, PhD Emory University
Assistant Professor of Biology at Agnes Scott College

Dana Morrow Branch - Technologist
Computer Scientist
BS Illinois Institute of Technology, MS University of Phoenix, MS Keller Graduate School of Management, Doctoral Candidate Liberty University, PhD Candidate Northcentral University
Senior Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Platform Product Manager at Bank of America

Andria Smith - Engineer
Industrial Engineering
BS Mercer University
Sustainability Program Manager at UPS

Domonique Hodge, PhD - Mathematician
BS Columbus State University, MS Florida State University, PhD Emory University
Data Scientist at Microsoft

Tenesia McGruder, FSA, MAAA - Mathematician
Actuarial Science
BS Georgia State
Senior Actuary at Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Getting There

Parking Info

Parking is available for $3 at the parking deck nearby the Spelman College Science Center NASA Auditorium. See the campus map for more information.

Date and Time

Saturday, March 18th, 2023
10:30 am – 12:30 pm


Indoor Event

Spelman College Science Center NASA Auditorium
350 Spelman Ln SW
Atlanta, GA 30314


Families, High School, Middle School, Adults


Price: $5

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Chemistry, Engineering, Math, Life Sciences, STEAM, Physics, Technology, Earth & Space Science, Robotics