On November 5 from 1-5 pm, the Citrus Circuits robotics team will be hosting its 3rd annual Women in STEM (WiSTEM) seminar. The event will be held at the DMG Mori auditorium on 3805 Faraday Ave. in Davis, CA. At the event, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) advocates will speak about their past and present experiences in their field, as well as their hopes for the future. The goal of the event is to inform the community about the opportunities for women in STEM and increase awareness of the struggles women can face in those careers.
Our speakers will include:
● Keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Choi, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis
● Dr. Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, Dean of UC Davis School of Engineering
● Seetha Reddy, president of Reddy Anthropology Consulting in Davis
● Lan Le, director and founder of STEM RISE, a non-profit organization that works to improve the educational performance of K-12 students in STEM
At the seminar, each speaker will discuss their experiences, followed by a question-and-answer session so the audience can connect more personally with the speakers. Following the presentations, there will be robot demonstrations by Citrus Circuits.
Citrus Circuits was formed in 2004 and is coached by Davis High School teacher Steve Harvey, and mentored by team alumni, parents and college students from the area. The Citrus Circuits team is made up of students from Davis Senior High, Da Vinci High School, Holmes Junior High, Da Vinci Junior High, Emerson Junior High and Harper Junior High. Learn more about the team at http://www.citruscircuits.org.