special programs

Representing the Underrepresented: Women in STEM Breakfast & Discussion

May 08, 2019

Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29% of the science and engineering workforce.

On May 8th, we’ll hear from the 29% that are united by a common drive, a hunger for change, and a curiosity to push beyond the status quo.

Join the Science Center, CIC Philadelphia, BioLabs@CIC, FirstHand, and Venture Cafe for Representing the Underrepresented: Women STEM Breakfast & Panel.



Melina Blees, PhD

Site Director


Kristen Kahle, PhD

Immunomonitoring Lead
Spark Therapeutics


Monica King, PhD

Data Scientist
Drexel University


Alicia C. McDonald, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Penn State College of Medicine

Department of Public Health Sciences


Moderator: Maya Heiland

Program Manager, FirstHand

University City Science Center

We’ll provide breakfast, lightning panel discussions surrounding the experiences of women in STEM here in Philadelphia.


University City Science Center

3675 Market Street, 2nd floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104