STEM Careers & Society

April 23, 2022, 12:30 pm -
1:45 pm

This online event will highlight the interdisciplinarity of STEM careers and ultimately illustrate how science and society are profoundly interconnected in our world today.

Now more than ever issues such as climate change and the COVID pandemic, to name a few, have demonstrated that scientific data must inform public policy, that proper government funding is needed to fuel innovation and the advancement of science, and that science data must be reported to the public in accessible yet accurate terms.

We invite you to join a panel that will explore topics from tech entrepreneurship to intellectual property, from science outreach to public policy, and how a STEM background can be applied to multiple professional fields, such as business, law, communication and public policy. We will hear from four women in different STEM career paths and then weave the audience questions into a broader conversation about science and society. See the speaker bios here.

Event Hosts

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

COVID Safety

The Bay Area Science Festival will manage all in-person events with the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, hosts, exhibitors, and guests in mind. In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing public health requirements for all event hosts and attendees in accordance with local and state guidelines in order to celebrate science safely throughout the Bay Area. 

The Bay Area Science Festival encourages you to get vaccinated, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Be sure to check back for updated and more detailed COVID safety information prior to attending.

Thank You for Supporting BASF

We strive to make all Bay Area Science Festival events free, when possible. To produce the Festival, we must annually raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Every donation helps us make this important work possible.

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