Engineers and scientists from major companies to share insights on careers beyond academia

A panel of six professionals from fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will visit the University of Delaware on Tuesday, Feb. 20 to highlight a wide array of non-academic career paths, share valuable career advice, and spark conversations about how to create inclusive work environments that support underrepresented groups in those fields.

This career panel is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in room 106 at UD’s Center for Composite Materials, located at 101 Academy Street in Newark, Delaware.

This year’s panelists include:

  • Patty Bielenberg, Fuels and Lubes R&D Portfolio Manager at ExxonMobil
  • Emilio Gonzalez, Program Manager at Consumer Reports
  • Sarah Kadish, Director of Epic and Systems Operations at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Justine Kao, Siri Machine Learning Data Scientist at Apple
  • Majid Khabbazian, Assistant Director, Earth Engineering Incorporated
  • Susana Marujo Teixeira, Instrument Scientist, Neutron-Condensed Matter Science Group at NIST

The event is open to the public and all are welcome. STEM graduate students and postdocs are especially encouraged to attend. There will be time to ask questions during the formal session and also to network informally with the panelists.

This panel is co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Engineering and the Women in Engineering Graduate Student Steering Committee (WIE).

Heather Walling Doty, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Pam Cook, Associate Dean of Engineering, advise WIE.

“Women, as well as other groups underrepresented in engineering, tend to have smaller professional networks and fewer role models than men do,” Doty said. “For this reason WIE provides a variety of networking events, and this career panel is our biggest event of the year.”

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