On Thursday, March 17, we held our (mostly) annual women in STEM panel at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional (GPR)! After GPR was canceled last year due to COVID, we were very excited to be able to hold an in-person event once again!
Over 50 people attended this event, and our panelists consisted of mentors and students from teams 117 Steel Dragons (Audrey Olmstead and Ursula Brown), 3504 Girls of Steel (Amanda Hulver and Sarah Withee), 4085 Technical Difficulties (Madison Gysan and Nadine Phillips), and 7460 Avi and Friends (Sydney Gillen). The panel was moderated by FIRST Ladies Director Samhita Gudapati. We talked about topics including our experiences as women in STEM, balancing school and robotics, productivity, and time management. It was really interesting to hear so many different perspectives, and we had a very productive discussion with audience participation as well!
It was so nice to be able to meet with so many ladies in FIRST and allies, and we learned a lot from each other. We can’t wait to hold the panel again next year!
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