Math Professor Participated on Women in STEM Career Panel
Dr. Lia Margolin, Associate Professor of Mathematics, was invited to participate on Women in STEM Career Panel hosted on March 23, 2022 by Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) in celebration of Women’s History Month.
The Women in STEM Career Panel consisted of a diverse group of professionals at various levels of their careers from STEM-related fields.
The goal of the panel was to provide students from New York City’s underserved communities with a greater understanding of different career opportunities in STEM and to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM. Despite making up nearly half of the United States workforce, women are still vastly underrepresented in STEM.
Dr. Lia Margolin and other panelists shared their academic and professional achievements with students and discussed how STEM innovation fuels competitiveness in a global market.
Dr. Margolin answered several questions asked by student moderators and discussed her post-doctoral research experience in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, which is a primarily male-dominated field. She encouraged students to pursue careers in STEM, explained how math skills can be used for reasoning, deduction, data analysis, problem-solving, and how these skills can give them an edge in any profession. She discussed how STEM pervades every part of our lives and how jobs involving mathematical background consistently rank near the top of the list in annual career surveys.