STEAM Dreamers February Panel
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About the Event
Join us as we host our monthly virtual panel with our amazing STEAM Dreamer features! Ask questions live and have them answered so that you can walk away with some more inspiration on how to make your STEAM journey more fulfilling.
Ciara Sivels, PhD:
Nuclear Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Career: Nuclear Engineering
Dr. Ciara Sivels is a nuclear engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where she works on a variety of projects using radiation detection and modeling. Her past research focused on nuclear explosion monitoring and treaty verification, resulting in 4 first authored publications as well as numerous research awards, including the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s University Program Review National Laboratory Impact Award. Among the many outreach and mentorship programs that she participated in during her time at Michigan, she helped found the Women in NERS (Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences) group, a space for women in the department to commune, share stories, and discuss issues.
Ciara obtained her PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan in 2018, becoming the first black woman to do so at Michigan. She also holds a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan and MIT, respectively. She is originally from Chesapeake, VA.
J’Tia Hart, PhD:
Nuclear Engineer Program Lead, Argonne National Laboratory
Career: Nuclear Engineering
Known for impartial assessments and relatable delivery of complex topics, she’s written intelligence reports, briefed the Secretary of Energy daily and is currently growing programs in national security at Argonne National Laboratory, a science and technology powerhouse with a near-billion-dollar operating budget. J’Tia’s role is a unique intersection of technical expertise and critical thinking, with her work receiving accolades from the last two presidential administrations
A Miami Florida native, Dr. Hart holds graduate degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and lives in Chicago with her husband and two children. They have a 4-year-old daughter and a 2-year old son, whom she is grooming to become globe-trotting, Nobel Laureates with a flawless sense of fashion and culture.
Jasmine Sadler, MBA:
CEO, STEAM Collaborative
Career: Aerospace Engineering
The #DancingRocketScientist! Originally from Detroit, a classically trained ballet dancer and Aerospace Engineer, that's Ms. Jasmine L. Sadler, MBA. Her knowledge helped her turn air into Energy in her career as a Quality Manager and Software Design, Turbine Test, and Quality Engineer in San Diego, California. She combines her love of dance and art with her love for STEM as the CEO+Visionary of The STEAM Collaborative, which increases the number of diverse children – of all genders and cultures – pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, alongside artistic endeavors. She works with informal education youth organizations to design, implement, and manage STEAM programming. She takes her ballet dancing to schools then explains how physics and math can solve problems, so cool!
Associate Director eCompliance, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Career: Electrical Engineering
I work in Quality Assurance and work with IT groups to implement Computerized Systems at a Pharmaceutical company. It involves learning technology as well as knowing specific FDA regulations so I can guide the teams to a compliant delivery of systems. I love what I do because no two projects are ever the same and I have the opportunity to learn about new technologies and also different Pharmaceutical business processes. Junior year in HS I had an opportunity to take some industrial arts programs such as Electronics Robotics, Auto mechanic, Woodshop, etc, this was before STEM became a thing. The two teachers who taught these classes decided to start a STEM program on their own with the students from these classes that they saw had an interest in technology. I was one of the students chosen and they ended up entering us in the US First Engineering competition. I had never heard about this before but we got to building the ball collecting Robot that would compete against other schools from all over. We had no corporate sponsors but did manage to get help from an engineering professor from Stevens Institute of Technology and this is the moment I was inspired to really concentrate on looking into studying engineering.