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Interagency STEM Role Model Training

Posted on October 20, 2016 - 9:48 AM CDT

Tags: NASA Headquarters | SMD E/PO Community | Training / Workshop | Nuggets | Scientists

NASA Langley’s Science Directorate Trainers, Jessica Taylor and Sarah McCrea, were invited by NASA’s White House Liaison to lead two training sessions for STEM Role Models at NASA Headquarters. On Thursday, October 13 Taylor and McCrea led a train-the-trainer session to effectively prepare colleagues to serve as confident role models, particularly for girls. Thirty-five STEM professionals from across 14 federal agencies attended and developed their own training plans. Attendees were selected by responding to a call from the White House Council for Women and Girls in STEM Working Group. On Friday, October 14 Taylor and McCrea led an internal training session for 30 NASA employees from GSFC, HQ, and MSFC. The training was developed by NASA Langley with content heavily influenced by PBS SciGirls and additional references including: TechBridge, American Association for University Women, and various National Academies publications.