DID YOU KNOW? Women make up nearly half of the working population, but only 26% work in STEM fields. (U.S. Census Bureau) AJA, with the support from the Atlanta Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta is helping to level out the playing field in STEM careers for women.
We are creating programs to provide girls in the Atlanta Jewish community with the information and knowledge to pursue degrees and job opportunities in the STEM fields.
The Young Women in STEM Career Fair will occur on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at the Atlanta Jewish Academy High School, 5200 Northland Dr, Atlanta, GA 30342
All Jewish female 7th-12th Grade students in the Greater Atlanta area are invited to attend this event. Additionally, Jewish female high school students have the option to apply for and be matched with a female STEM mentor.
During the Career Fair, you will meet with women who have careers in a variety of STEM fields, and learn about STEM-based college curricula and career opportunities with the additional benefit of mentorship opportunities. This program also provides support for building your STEM network.
The Career fair includes mini- classes and sessions with hands-on experiments and interactive presentations, and information tables hosted by women with foundations in science, technology, engineering, and math. We will have representatives from a variety of organizations, including local chapters of professional organizations, talking about their careers and educational experiences.
Looking at a career in STEM? You won't want to miss our opening session! Interact with STEM professionals as you guide yourself through an interactive scavenger hunt!
Learn from STEM Professionals in the following fields: Actuarial Science, Aerospace Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Digital Animation, Epidemiology, Industrial Engineering, Intellectual Property Law, Manufacturing, Medicine, Music Technology, and Public Health.
2. Discuss - 1:45 - 2:45 PM
Panel discussion moderated by Erica Davis, PhD
Lauren Lanster Cohen - Digital Production Manager at Sony Pictures Imageworks
Dr. Rebecca Levit - Cardiologist and conducts research in biomaterials and stem cells for use in treating heart disease
Linda Minkow - Senior Program Manager in the Supply Chain and Innovation group at The Coca-Cola Company
Meredith Hollowell - Public Affairs, U.S. Forest Service.
3. Interact - 3:00-4:00 PM
Presentations & Breakout Sessions
Virtual and Augmented Reality - Create new experiences in Augmented Reality guided by an Emmy award winning technical artist
The many faces of public health- Discover how leading scientists tackle public health threats (chemical and biological)
Cardiac mapping - Measure the electrical activity of cardiac tissue and create a 3D mapping of a heart
The healing Power of Chemistry - Explore how to cure stomach aches through a hands-on experiment
Biomedical Engineering – Construct your own mechanical hand
Music Technology - Record, edit, and arrange audio samples to create your own song