STEM-UP Network to host Sit down with STEM sessions

The STEM-UP Network invites you to participate in its Sit down with STEM sessions starting this week!

One of the Network’s goals is to maintain a sense of community and support. The  mission of the STEM-UP Network, a social enterprise powered by Harrisburg University, is to help women excel in their career goals and create a wider understanding of the needs of women in STEM.

To maintain these values, the Network plans to provide online seminars to help continue  professional growth and education, and also to provide an opportunity to engage and interact with members of the STEM community. We will have leaders from both from our HU community and our local community speak about a variety topics, including how to deal with questions or barriers that you may be facing related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sessions will be high energy presentations and the participants will have an opportunity to engage and ask questions. The sessions are FREE and below is the lineup. Please register for any session that would be of interest to you! There is no limitation on the number of sessions you may participate in!

Below is a list of the sessions and speakers:

May 15: Akeisha Belgrave-Building Confidence to Navigate Underrepresented STEM environments

May 29: Greta Ferkel-Going Online All the Time – The Benefits and Perils

June 5: Marissa Bankert-Easy Tips for a STEM Woman’s Salary Negotiation

June 19: Bev Magda- Networking in a Virtual World

July 10: Jeff Remington- The Transformative Power of STEM and How women are Transforming it

July 24: Laura Potthoff- The Art of Creating Your Personal Brand

For more information, contact STEM-UP Network Director Rubina Azizdin at or call 717-673-3644.

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