EduChange President Catherine Saldutti co-led a roundtable discussion on science education at the Across the STEMverse Event. Catherine joined Chapter members Sandy Marshall, Executive Director of Project Scientist, and Dr. Allison Jane Shultz, Asst. Curator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Chapter of Graduate Women in Science ran its 2nd Annual Industry Career Conference at the University of Southern California on Saturday, February 9th and Catherine met with graduate students and early-career researchers interested in learning more about pursuing a career in science education.

“I was really impressed by the dedication, drive and contributions to STEM demonstrated by this diverse and brilliant group. It was very inspiring, and I was so happy to see so many interested in science education. They acknowledged former science teachers as important people in their lives and felt strongly about the need to provide in-school and out-of-school opportunities for students,” Catherine reported after the event.

Graduate Women in Science has a mission to build a global community that inspires, recognizes, and empowers women in science. Their first chapter was established at Cornell University in 1921, and the organization has grown to reach women not only across the USA, but across the world. This truly represents the STEMverse and EduChange was happy to participate!