The Women in STEM Research Symposium highlights a range of scholarly contributions made by self-identifying women in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The day-long event, now in its fourth year, will be held Thursday, March 1, and includes poster and oral presentations, featured talks, a panel discussion, and a special keynote speaker from the Department of Defense.
Thursday, March 1
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
Mary J. Miller, who is currently performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, is the keynote speaker this year. Miller, a UT alumna, provides leadership, establishes policy and guidance for the development and execution of the DOD Science and Technology enterprise, with an annual budget in excess of $12 billion.
Mallory Ladd, doctoral candidate and National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow in Energy Science and Engineering, said she is most excited about this year’s speakers.
“We were able to get a really impressive line-up of scientists and engineers from varied backgrounds in academia, industry, non-profits, and government. I think that their career experiences and advice will be interesting to a broad audience.”