STEAM Dreamers May 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.
This Month's Theme is "Mothers in STEAM: How do you balance?"
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Check out our awesome panelists for this month below:
Yasmine Daniels, Ph.D.:
Policy Scientist, US Department of Labor
Career: Analytical Chemistry
Dr. Daniels holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and currently works as a Policy Scientist within the US Federal Government. She is also an Adjunct Chemistry Professor at Montgomery College in the state of Maryland. Working both as a science policy communicator and educator, she provides technical and fundamental scientific information to the public and private agencies and organizations as well as to students. Dr. Daniels is an advocate for education within the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematica (STEAM) fields and provides formal instruction within those areas both at the collegiate level and to children in kindergarten and elementary school. She recently published her first children’s book, Building My Self e-STEAM in Science, which is an Amazon Bestseller, teaching youth about the importance of friendship and confidence through education in STEAM.
Wendy Bohon, PhD:
Senior Science Communication Specialist, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Wendy Bohon is a geologist who studies earthquakes and works to improve the communication of hazard and risk before, during, and after rapid onset geologic hazards. Her job helps her learn about the world and keep people safe. She is also involved with 500 Women Scientists, AAAS If/Then Ambassador.
Mechanical Engineering Associate, LA Department of Water and Power
Career: Mechanical Engineering
Michelle Tovar-Mora is a first-generation Latina college graduate currently working as a Mechanical Engineer in the Energy Sector ensuring customers are provided with the most reliable and economical energy.
She earned a Bachelors's and Masters's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles. Michelle, attributes her success to the involvement of organization such like the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) where she was able to not only able connect with more females in the same position as herself but, also developed a strong support system. Today, she volunteers for various STEM Outreach events and is on a mission to engage and spark the interest of more children in STEM.
She is passionate about her career and hopes to inspire more women and Latinos to join the STEM field by sharing her personal experience. In addition, she wants to motivate more women to not be scared of building a family while building their careers.
"We don't have to choose between motherhood and our careers; We can be both, mothers and career-driven women"
Amy Elliot, Ph.D.:
3D Printing Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Career: Mechanical Engineering
While a project lead for the world’s first 3D printing vending machine, Dr. Amy Elliott achieved a Ph.D. In Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech (2014) focused on additive manufacturing, next completing a post-doctoral position at the ORNL-MDF working on binder Jet processes. She is currently a MDF Group Leader working on advancing the frontiers of additive manufacturing, meeting with industry representatives from across the nation to consult them on the proper application of 3D printing technologies. Dr. Elliott conducts research on 3d printing of various materials including inkjet-based metals and ceramics. She holds several patents, has authored or co-authored three books, more than 60 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications focused on materials and additive manufacturing processes, more than 10 invention disclosures, and is often invited to professional societies and conferences to share her views on the future of additive manufacturing.