Southern New England American Heart Association STEM Goes Red Digital Conference Speaker Spotlight

The Southern New England American Heart Association is excited to host this year’s STEM Goes Red Digital Conference on October 19th, 2020 featuring Speaker, Claudia Scotti of Amgen 

STEM Goes Red Digital Conference will take place on October 19th, 2020, a state wide development day for educators, a live webinar intended to inspire an extraordinary group of local middle school to high school girls to explore STEM outside the classroom.  This virtual experience is designed to provide young girls insights into the possibilities and potential they possess to make a real impact on the world around them through STEM. Registration is open to all middle school and high school students, and can be found here. 

The goals of the STEM Goes Red Digital Conference are:

  • Engage young women and mentors in STEM Goes Red
  • Increase the number of women pursuing STEM degrees in higher education
  • Close the gender gap in STEM jobs
  • Arm students with tools and resources to experience good health and well-being

Students and professional attendees have the opportunity to hear insightful talks from leading innovators on industry trends, network and make memorable connections with others, gather invaluable insights into women’s health, and fight the #1 killer of women – heart disease. One of these speakers is a local female leader in the STEM field, Claudia Scotti, ARI Specialist Production Planner/AIN Co-Lead at Amgen.

Southern New England American Heart Association STEM Goes Red Digital Conference Speaker Spotlight“With cardiovascular disease as one of the leading causes of death in women, preventive education is so important.” shared Claudia Scotti. “Coupled with women being under-represented in STEM related jobs, STEM goes Red represents a valuable opportunity to hear from women in science and their experiences, including how to practice better self-care through education and experience sharing.”

“This event will allow young women to ask questions while giving them the chance to engage with thought leaders that will hopefully inspire confidence that they too can make a difference in a career in STEM,” stated Scotti.

Along with Amgen’s Claudia Scotti, speakers include Michelle Pope, COO, CompuClaim, student speaker Juliana Hayes from Rocky Hill, and Keynote Address, Kim Arcand, Visualization Expert Chandra Telescope from NASA. For a full program click here. 

Students, teachers and parents can register here 

“As cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one killer of women, ensuring more women are at the forefront of developing science, technology, education and math (STEM) solutions has never been more imperative. STEM is our future and as a science-based health non-profit, STEM is at the heart of who we are and what we do. Stated, Michelle Clark, the Southern American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Director. ”2019 was our inaugural year for the STEM Goes Red event and was both engaging and exciting. We can’t wait to have the opportunity to share this messaging with even more young women now that we have transitioned to a virtual platform.”

America’s STEM workforce is at the forefront for ideation, patent creation, science and research, and innovation that is vital to today’s economy and tomorrow’s future. From the chemistry of cosmetics to the technology of e-commerce; from the way we communicate to the way we consume information and so much more – our daily lives are built on a STEM foundation. Unfortunately, a troubling gender gap exists in STEM, from the lack of women pursuing STEM-related degrees to the number of women in STEM careers. Opportunities are lacking for too many bright young women of diverse backgrounds. The AHA is working to close these opportunity gaps through STEM Goes Red. STEM Goes Red is designed to provide young girls insights into the possibilities and potential they possess to make a real impact on the world around them.

To register please click here. For more information, download the 2020 STEM Goes Red Information with Program or email Michelle Clark, Go Red for Women Director, at Michelle.Clark@heart.org

The 2020 STEM Goes Red Digital Conference is generously sponsored locally by Amgen, CompuClaim and trilix.