Women in STEM Career Day Information

STEM Lecture, Ohio Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU

Edward W Powers STEM Lecture, April 29, 2022, 1:00 pm DeBartolo Building, Room 132, Youngstown State University: "Missing and Murdered, Bones and Big Data" Dr. Heather J H Edgar, Professor, Forensic Anthropologist, Office of the Medical Investigator, Director, Bridge Lab, The University of New Mexico, Lecture is free and open to the public.

YSU's 24th Annual Career Workshop, Chestnut Room, Kilcawley, YSU (see registration link on this page), Saturday, April 30, 9am to 3pm. Registration at 8am.

Registration Deadline is April 17, 2022. Register to reserve your spot!

Career Day will be  at the Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, Youngstown State University

The Women in STEM Career Workshop will expose young women in grades 6–12 to career opportunities in science and technology.

In the morning, students will attend panels where women who are working scientists will answer questions about their lives and careers. In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in real-life science work.


10:00 Career Panel Discussions       Session I     10:00-10:45

                                                              Session II    10:45-11:25

Career Panel Discussions
panel careers location
Panel 1


Certifying Scientist/Toxicologist,

Environmental Consultant,

Dental Hygienist

Room 2068
Panel 2 

Forensic Scientist,

Innovation Program Manager,


Mathematics Graduate Students

Jones Room
Panel 3

Diabetes Nursing Educator,

Industrial Engineer,

Materials Science Graduate Student,

Physical Therapist

Pugsley Room
Panel 4


Chemical Engineer,

Clinical Research Associate,

Risk Assessment Mathematician

Coffelt Room
Panel 5


Validation Engineer,

Biology and Chemistry Graduate Students,

Forensic Scientist

Humphrey Room
Panel 6

Animal Care Technician,

Mechanical Engineer,

Engineering Undergraduate Student,


Bresnahan Room


Hands-on Activities & Lab

Session I    12:30 - 1:15

Session II    1:30 - 2:15

s.n topic location
1 The Phantastic World of Physics Ward Beecher
2 Forensics, DNA Fingerprinting Ward Beecher
3 Chem-Mystery Ward Beecher
4 Bioengineering  Moser
5 Movin' it With Physical Therapy Cushwa
6 Forensics: Crime Scene Cushwa
7 Forensic Anthropology: The Dead Do Tell Tales DeBartelo




Students and Parents
8:30 a.m. Registration in the Chestnut Room, Kilcawley
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Speaker



Diana Fagan, Director WiSTEM Career Day

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Heather J H Edgar
Professor, Forensic Anthropologist
Office of the Medical Investigator
Director, Bridge Lab
The University of New Mexico

Career Panels for Students

Women scientists talk about their careers and answer questions

Career Workshop Panels: Session 1 * 10:00 a.m.

Career Workshop Panels: Session 2 * 10:45 a.m.


Lunch (will be provided in the Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center) 11:30 a.m.


Hands on Activities 

Hands-on Activities and Lab Demonstrations: Sessions 1 * 12:30 p.m.

Hands-on Activities and Lab Demonstrations: Sessions 2 * 1:30 p.m.

* Run simultaneously and will be repeated once.

Heather Lorimer, PhD: Wrap-up Session: Assess Yourself: Do you fit the profile? 2:30

Workshop ends at 3:00 pm, Pick up students in Chestnut Room


Heather Lorimer, PhD

Assistant Director, WISE Career Day Professor of Biological Sciences, Youngstown State University



10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Campus tour, college planning, financial aid


For more information contact:

Dr. Diana Fagan at (330) 941-1554 or dlfagan@ysu.edu.