Empowering Women in STEM at BSU

What better way is there to kick off the semester than joining a new organization? This is a great way to become more involved on campus and discover a new passion.

Women in STEM offers prospective students something unique. The organization uplifts individuals, promotes equality, and develops confidence and literacy in STEM through community outreach and mentorship. Alyssa Norton (she/her), a sophomore majoring in Biology, was first introduced to Women in STEM through a chemistry course during her Freshman year at BSU. This year, she opted for President when the position became available due to her growing interest in the organization. Alyssa prides herself on connecting with students during club meetings through relevant STEM educational presentations and discussions. Future meetings may welcome guest speakers to share their insights.

“I just want it to be a club where we can come together and support women in STEM,” says Norton (she/her). She adds, “Statistically, I found that only 1/3 of women are involved in a STEM field.” She hopes to inspire young women and encourage them to pursue their passions.

The current focus of Women in STEM is to make more students aware of the organization and recruit new members for growth. This has already started with distributing flyers around campus, posting on Instagram @womeninstembsu, and participating in notable events at BSU.

“We are most proud of our event hosted during Pride in STEM Week,” recalls Norton. Flyers highlighting past and present women in a STEM field were distributed, a raffle was held, and stickers were given away to promote awareness of the organization which resulted in very positive feedback.

So has your interest been sparked yet? If so, then stop by DMF 471 every other Wednesday at 4:30 PM starting January 24th. There is no doubt that Women in STEM would be a great addition to any student’s schedule at BSU!

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