The STEM Success Summit is a free virtual conference designed to equip and empower young adults (ages 18–35), who are traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to build successful careers in STEM fields. This year’s event takes place November 17 – 20.
Now in its third year, the STEM Success Summit offers mentorship and networking events, workshops, and presentations designed to inspire young adults and equip them to navigate the science and engineering professional landscape. This year’s guests include:
Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Harvard professor and former scientific lead for the Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Chris Gardner, entrepreneur and author of the memoir Pursuit of Happyness
Jewel Burks Solomon, tech venture capitalist and U.S. head of Google for Startups
X. Eyee, AI ethics researcher at Google working to engineer a more responsible and inclusive future
Neek Bey, entrepreneur, musician, and founder of Relevant Systems
“With our program, we want to build a new image of success,” says Justin Shaifer, STEM Success Summit co-founder. “Whether your aspirations are in software development, research, medicine, or tech entrepreneurship, success can look just like you: young, gifted, and diverse.”
This year’s summit also will include the inaugural presentation of the STEM Awards, acknowledging seven individuals for their contributions to advancing minorities in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM).
The STEAM Awards will honor both professional achievement and commitment to outreach, diversity, and the elevation of underrepresented voices.
The STEM Success Summit is sponsored by CVS Health, Santa Clara University, and North Carolina State University College of Engineering. Their support will allow the summit to award $10,000 in scholarships to attendees of this year’s event. Applications for the STEM Success Summit Scholarship are open now, and the scholarship will be awarded during the summit.
“We are happy to continue our support of the STEM Success Summit,” says Angelitha Daniel, North Carolina State University College of Engineering DEI Initiatives & Director. “The incredible work that the team and STEMedia does to encourage diversity and equity in these important careers is unlike any other.”
For more information, visit stemsuccesssummit.com.