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The Da Vinci Science Center has been nominated for a regional award for its efforts to support female STEM professionals and encourage girls to take an interest in STEM careers.
The Center’s 2016 Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Forum has been nominated for the 2016 Special Project of the Year Award from the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The winner of this new award will be determined by public online voting. Voting began today and continues until Tuesday, Oct. 18.
The online ballot can be accessed directly by clicking davincisciencecenter.org/vote, and the Da Vinci Science Center seeks to win this award to foster greater awareness of this important initiative, said Ann Marie Surovy, CFRE, the Center’s Director of Development and Community Relations.
The annual WISE Forum matches female high school and college students and a national panel of highly accomplished female leaders in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The professionals share stories about their careers, describe the paths they took to realize them, provide advice for young women, and encourage the students to follow in their footsteps. The forum is produced through the Da Vinci Science Center’s WISE Network.
Panelists for the 2016 WISE Forum – which was presented by Daiichi Sankyo – included the recently-retired Chairman and CEO for the DuPont company; an Aerospace Engineer for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; and active and retired executives from IBM, Merck, Daiichi Sankyo, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).