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2018 Events

Hot Yoga Women in STEM Event

December 06, 2018

STEM jobs require focus and dedication, two skills which came in handy today at Poyner YMCA’s hot yoga class! Thanks for being great hosts!

Create And Connect Women in STEM Event

November 30, 2018

Beautiful paintings, ladies! Thanks to our Community Connections Action Team for putting together a fun night for us all.

The Value of an MBA for Women in STEM Event

November 15, 2018

We at Triangle Women in STEM want to enable women in the RTP to move as high up the corporate ladder as their dreams allow. That’s why our #EmergingLeaders partnered with UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Executive MBA Program to discuss the Value of an MBA for Women in STEM.

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US EPA Talk and Tour

July 26, 2018

The US EPA was happy to give interns interested in working for environmental causes an afternoon to investigate what their organization has to offer. Interns were treated with presentations on current EPA operations, a behind-the-scenes tour of several lab worksites, and one-on-one speed mentoring with professionals at the EPA.

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IBM Talk and Tour

July 25, 2018

The IBM Talk & Tour was stupendous! The event was held on Wednesday, July 25th, and 16 interns attended, 3 of whom currently hold positions at IBM.

The evening started with networking and appetizers. Interns had an opportunity to meet and speak with early professionals and 7 local IBM executives. IBM senior state executive, Tim Humphrey, kicked off the night with a welcome and presentation about IBM’s RTP campus, IBM technologies and job opportunities among business units in RTP.

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Duke Talk and Tour

July 19, 2018

The prospect of attending graduate school has never looked better for interns that attended the Duke Pratt School of Engineering Talk and Tour.  The evening included networking, the Duke Graduate School and Graduate Fellowship Mini-Bootcamp, a panel discussion with female graduate students, a delicious dinner spread, and a tour of the Duke Shared Materials Instrumentation nanotechnology facility.  

SAS Talk and Tour

July 17, 2018

SAS hosted a great learning experience for the female summer interns in the Triangle working in STEM! They learned about the company’s history, data analytics, and Data4Good (analytics helping humanity).

BCBS Talk and Tour

July 12, 2018

Super fun and informative Talk and Tour at @BlueCrossNC last Friday! Panelists discussed the successes and challenges of being women in STEM, we toured their fabulous facilities, and attendees competed for prizes during the Social Media Scavenger Hunt.

Met Life Talk and Tour

July 11, 2018

What a great experience Talk and Touring the MetLife Global Technology Campus on Wednesday! Interns learned about the company’s legacy, the MetLife Technical University program, and the experiences of current MetLife interns.

NetApp Talk and Tour

July 10, 2018

Last night was a great Tal­­k and Tour at NetApp! Interns were able to learn more about the data storage business, gain insights on the values of internships and communications from a panel of professionals, and explore facilities NetApp employees enjoy.

Triangle Women in STEM: Improving Research Triangle Park’s Vitality

July 06, 2018

From an intern participant:

“Thank you very much to the people who put this event together! Even after just a couple hours of interactions and listening, I already feel more prepared and confident for the work and growth I have ahead of me.”


This is why we do it!

More than 100 Triangle Women in STEM professionals showed more than 100 girls and their parents that a career in STEM is within their grasp!

Meet 17 STEM leaders in RTP

May 30, 2018

We are continuously inspired by these 17 female STEM leaders in the RTP. Special shout out to TriWiSTEM’s very own Nan, Maria, and Sarah! #WomenofRTP #TriWiSTEM

Dr. Parker speaks at ICA.

May 23, 2018

TriWiSTEM Steering Committee member Dr. Patricia Parker spoke at the International Communication Association’s pre-conference in Prague, Czech Republic. She presented a paper on TriWiSTEM during a section of the pre-conference titled, “Diverse Voices: Authenticate Communication, Trust, Dialogue, and Society.”

The paper, entitled “Catalyzing Diverse Voices in STEM: A Women-Led Model of Social Change in a US-Based Research Park,” was co-authored by Parker and Steering Committee co-leads, Dr. Nan Jokerst and Joan Nelson.

Putting the Triangle on the map for women in STEM - WRAL Tech Wire

March 29, 2017

An educated workforce with skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is crucial to America’s economic growth and global competitiveness...

Move over Silicon Valley, Triangle wants your STEM women - News & Observer

September 24, 2016

Nan Jokerst still remembers the sign on the bathroom door when she arrived at Georgia Tech’s electrical engineering department to interview for a faculty role...

IBM Leadership and Collaborations Workship

September 20, 2016

The Workshop had 67 attendees, representing 18 companies, 6 universities and 10 nonprofits/government organizations. The Workshop survey was completed by 87 percent of the attendees, and 98 percent of those attendees are interested in playing a role in the initiative. This response rate and level of enthusiasm are exciting!

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