Biochemist Miss America 2020 shares the stage with local STEM trailblazers and a nationally recognized science innovator in a lively conversation that will inspire the next generation to take a seat at the table.
Livermore, CA: October 28, 2020 — Quest Science Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting everyone to the value of science, is hosting a live-stream event for business leaders, educators, parents and students on December 1, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM PDT.
The event, Paving the Way: A Virtual Conversation, will feature a former White House advisor, an innovator with 69 patents, an award winning educator and a STEM and drug safety advocate, sharing stories and perspective to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The conversation, moderated by Quest Advisory Board member and former journalist Susan Houghton, will reveal the panelists’ paths to STEM careers and how they overcame obstacles. They will also provide insights to help attendees prepare young people to make a bigger impact when they enter the workforce, gain the skills they need for success, and help prevent stereotypes and other barriers from getting in the way.
“The Tri-Valley is home to more than 450 technology companies that need the next generation of scientists and engineers to fill jobs of the future,” said Amy Aines, Quest Advisory Board Member and co-author of Championing Science. “Quest is excited to have these accomplished, multi-generational STEM advocates share their stories and inspire students to stay interested in science and consider STEM careers. We hope families will enjoy this event together!”
Patricia Falcone is the deputy laboratory director for Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, CA. She also served at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she led a team that advised on the science and technology dimensions of national security policy deliberations and on federal support of national security research and development.
Nan Ho serves as Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Las Positas College (LPC). One of her passions is to connect the talent at LPC with community, education, and industry partners to inspire and support all students in their academic and career pathways. An award winning educator, Nan received nine outstanding teaching awards during her tenure as a professor.
Camille Schrier was crowned Miss America 2020 and is the first to perform a science experiment on stage. She graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology in 2018. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Jayshree Seth is a Corporate Scientist and innovator with 69 patents who leads Applied Technology Development projects for Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division at 3M, one of the largest industrial businesses headquartered in St. Paul Minnesota. In 2018 she was appointed as 3M’s first ever Chief Science Advocate.
General Admission: $15
Proceeds support Quest Science Center community programs and outreach.
About Quest Science Center
Quest invites participants of all ages to learn by doing as they discover how science works. Since 2018, we have engaged over 3,000 students in the region with outreach activities that encourage people of all ages to question, understand and explore science and technology – hence the name Quest.
Quest is dedicated to helping everyone see how science and technology impact the way we learn, work, and live in our ever-changing world. We encourage learning online with our website resources and through in-person events and virtual programs. Quest’s permanent science center plans to open its doors in 2024, in downtown Livermore’s Stockmen’s Park.
For more information, visit: https://quest-science.org