College of Pharmacy faculty inspire girl scouts to pursue STEM careers

October 10, 2017

College of Pharmacy
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Dr. Nicole Kwiek, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Co-Director of Generation Rx, and Dr. Katie Summers, Lecturer with the College of Pharmacy, were invited to present about career opportunities in science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) on October 7, 2017, at the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) G.I.R.L. 2017 Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Together, Drs. Kwiek and Summers shared their experiences with the Girl Scouts about working in a STEM field and had the Girl Scouts that attended their session re-enact the firing of a neuron.

Both professors had a great time presenting at the conference.

“The girls were so engaged and excited to learn. It was awesome to talk with them and see their excitement,” said Dr. Kwiek.

“The experience was awesome and inspiring. It was wonderful to see so many young girls truly excited about science! The Girl Scouts in our session asked thought-provoking questions and wanted to know everything we could tell them about pharmacology. Their excitement renewed my sense of wonder and made me hopeful for the future of women in STEM,” said Dr. Summers.

The College of Pharmacy could not be more proud to have go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders such as Dr. Kwiek and Dr. Summers as members of its faculty.