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National Science Foundation Hosts Women in STEM Talk for TC Students

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Moderator Dr. Shaena Montanari poses a question to panelists, Dr. Ana Carnaval, Dr. Brittany Brand and Lindsay Aitchison

Abigail St. Jean

Wednesday December 11, T.C.’s women in STEM club hosted a Panel Discussion featuring 4 different scientists including Dr. Brittany Brand, a volcanologist who researches volcanoes and the effects they have on societies, Dr. Ana Carnaval, a biodiversity scientist who studies DNA sequencing and fossils to understand how animals have adjusted to climate change Lindsay Aitchison is a spacesuit engineer for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The discussion was moderated by Dr. Shaena Montanari, a paleontologist, who currently works as a freelance journalist with a focus on environmental news. The women answered questions asked by Montanari and pre written questions by T.C. students. They discussed their career paths, discrimination they have faced as women and their favorite parts of the job.

Dr. Anne Todgham and her coworker broadcasted live from the McMurdo Station and answered pre written questions submitted by T.C. students and questions posed live from the National Science Foundation’s Facebook followers. 

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National Science Foundation Hosts Women in STEM Talk for TC Students