Lockheed Martin Engineers Visit Women in STEM and Engineering Clubs
By Dinah Megibow-Taylor ’24, Marketing and Communications Department Student Intern
The Upper School Women in STEM and Engineering Clubs, both advised by Science Department Chair Jennifer Mosher, recently hosted two Lockheed Martin engineers to talk to students about their career experiences.
Lockheed Martin engineers Michael DiBuono and Sophia Maye-DeLuca summarized their own careers and described paths students can take in college and beyond to work in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. The purpose of their visit was to show students of all identities that careers in STEM fields are accessible and attainable. Students heard from both representatives about their educational and career paths, and then were able to ask questions during a Q&A session. The program was well-attended by about 20 students.
Though students have had the opportunity to speak with Lockheed Martin representatives in previous years, it was through events off campus that allowed for only a group of six or seven students to attend. This year, Dr. Mosher coordinated a date to invite representatives to campus to ensure that more students were able to attend.
“Engineering is a major that’s more flexible than people think,” said Dr. Mosher, “and it’s open to a lot more people than people think.”
Women in STEM Club officer Julia Brown ’24, who attended the visit, thought that the “real-life, applicable advice” to those, especially girls, who are interested in STEM fields was incredibly valuable.
“Hearing about opportunities for women in the STEM fields and how to overcome inequalities was very empowering,” said Julia.
Shriya Reddy ’23, another Women in STEM Club officer, noted that having professionals in the engineering field talk about their college tracks was extremely helpful because it gave her more insight into potential college paths and engineering jobs in college and beyond.