Students, professionals, and leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are meeting in Detroit this week to explore workforce barriers and opportunities in STEM. The next two days of the Women of Color in STEM Conference will feature keynotes by technology executives, workshops on training and education, and a job fair. The theme for the 2019 conference is “Keep Pressing for Progress: Uniting Women in STEM.”

Other themes will focus on how Artificial Intelligence is boosting workforce productivity, communication techniques, cyber security, and future frontiers. The student track will feature STEM careers and mentoring. Attendees have the opportunity to meet and learn from executives representing Fortune 500 companies that are committed to diversity and to the advancement of women in the workforce.

The Women of Color magazine’s annual STEM Conference highlights the exceptional talent within America’s scientific and technical workforce, offers valuable career networking opportunities, and hosts prestigious award ceremonies.

More than 50 women in STEM will receive awards at the 2019 Women of Color STEM Conference. Dr. Pamela McCauley, program director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps at the University of Central Florida, will receive top honors as the 2019 Technologist of the Year for her accomplishments in STEM education.

Other award categories recognize exceptional careers in government and industry, and actions that have energized both corporations and communities alike. All award recipients will be recognized during the three-day event at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. Oct. 3-5. College students in attendance are able to meet award winners and learn the next critical steps in forging their own successful careers.

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