Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Find Out How to Overcome Obstacles in Both the Professional and Personal Worlds of STEM

“There is usually a solution to a problem or a way to get around a barrier if you can step back and get some perspective on the issues at hand. It also helps to read about the experiences of others who have faced similar challenges, whether in their professional or personal lives.” Tracy Gray, American Institute for Research.

Advice for women on how to be resilient and overcome obstacles in both the professional and personal worlds of STEM are some of the main themes of the Women in STEM- My Story, My Advice initiative, brought to you by the Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summit. Read about Tracy Gray Ph.D., Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research, who got her inspiration from her stepfather Oliver.  He mentored and awoke her curiosity across engineering, technology, science, and physics and shaped the thirst for Tracy’s education and knowledge in STEM fields.

Tracy's Story:

Tracy Gray, Ph.D., Managing Director, American Institutes for Research

Some of my fondest memories of my childhood were sitting at the kitchen table with my stepfather, Oliver who was an inventor and entrepreneur. While he was not professionally trained as an engineer, Oliver had a keen sense of curiosity and intellectual acumen that enabled him to take his vision of a particular product and make it happen. He was inspired to build the first electronic thermometer which took him years to complete during his time off from his day job. Throughout the development process, Oliver would always be responsive to my endless stream of questions. Read the rest of Tracy's story and her advice: http://bit.ly/1s9YGXM
You can share your story and learn from professional women in STEM fields by joining the Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summit on October 21st, 2014 at Bentley University.

Download our full brochure and find out how you can outline the future of America’s STEM workforce and close the gender gap in STEM retention and recruitment: http://bit.ly/XAsH9L

Register today for the Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summit this fall: http://bit.ly/XAsH9L

See you in Boston!

The Women in STEM Exchange Summits Team

No comments:

Post a Comment