Women in STEM fields discuss challenges, opportunities at panel

From left, Casey Curry, a meteorologist at Channel 13; Pamela Norman, a former chemical engineer at ExxonMobil; Dr. Beth Lewis, president of College of the Mainland; Dr. Carolyn Lightfoot, chief information officer for Lee College; and Dr. Candace Gamble, a senior resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Four women in science professions shared their stories of obstacles overcome and progress made by women in science, technology, engineering and math fields during a panel discussion March 24 at College of the Mainland.

Casey Curry, a meteorologist at Channel 13; Dr. Candace Gamble, a senior resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Pamela Norman, a former chemical engineer at ExxonMobil; and Dr. Carolyn Lightfoot, chief information officer for Lee College; shared and answered questions about their careers.
 
The event celebrates National Women’s History Month 2015 and its theme, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.”
 
“All of our stories are about education and encouraging others to do well in their chosen fields,” said Lightfoot.
 

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