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  • 1.  Elevator Speech

    Posted 09-17-2019 16:50
    20+ of the brightest minds engaged in focusing the future of STEM in the US. Hearing from experts, being inspired and inspiring others. With a goal of widening the doors so that the genius in all parts will be allowed to contribute to the betterment of our world.
    By chance you find yourself sitting next to thee Director of STEM Education in the US.  What do you say? Have you prepared an elevator speech? What is your elevator speech?

    This actually happened to me. I recently became legally blind, after I was invited and had accepted the invitation to participate in the #2019SSTEM Symposium in Washington DC.  Fractured neck, spine, skull and eye socket and legally blind...I make it all the way to Washington DC on my own.  I can't see, so I am not intimidated and get to speak to most of the decision makers in STEM Education. If you too participated let me know what your experience was like. What would you advocate for? What would you say? 

    Maria Carmona-Montalvo
    National Director, AICHE Executive Student Committee
    ChME Student, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
    B.A., University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    Rocky Mountain Regional Liaison
    Rocky Mountain Regional Liaison