Voices of STEM


Sponsored by the Council on Science and Technology, Voices of STEM: Science Communication for Early-career Scientists and Engineers will take place between Feb 10, 2021 and May 5, 2021 virtually!

Do you want to pitch your research in a way that wows the audience? Unleash your creativity and discover the art in science? Discover your unique persona in your STEM career? We have created something just for you! GradFUTURES invites you to join the Council on Science and Technology's new miniseries Voices of STEM: Communication for early-career Scientists and Engineers in Spring 2021! 


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Upcoming Voices in STEM Events

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Organizers & Speakers Include:

Tianxia Xiao, GS, CHM
Professional Development Working Group Member

Tianxia Xiao is a rising fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry. During her undergraduate study, she researched the chemical aspect of pesticide safety with Professor John E. Casida. She graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Molecular Toxicology and Environmental Economics and Policy from UC Berkeley in 2017. In…

Haina Wang, GS, CHE
University Administrative Fellow

"GradFUTURES has helped me to explore a lot of opportunities that sharpen a wide range of skills beyond research. I also get to connect with inspiring people in the Council on Science and Technology, with whom I'm able to work on personalized projects that bring about real change. I believe that science is not just about labs and papers in academia, it's about sharing the beauty of nature with everyone and making sure our technology is used responsibly."

Penelope Georges
Associate Director, STEM Initiatives, Council on Science and Technology

Penelope Georges joined Princeton University in 2020 with the Council on Science and Technology. With a B.S., Ph.D., and postdoctoral research all in bioengineering, her career and education have been interdisciplinary, linking the natural sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics with engineering design.

Crystal Lee, GS, PSY
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Speaker

Crystal is a second year graduate student in Psychology. She works with Casey Lew-Williams and Adele Goldberg, studying how social cues facilitate word learning in children. Her favorite science book is Language at the Speed of Sight by Mark Seidenberg.

"I'm excited to explore the options available at Princeton to further my…

Rebekah Rashford, GS, NEU
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Speaker

Rebekah Rashford is a PhD Candidate in the neuroscience department. Her dissertation work in the lab of Catherine Peña studies the effects that early life stress have on genome organization in reward regions of the brain. She holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences, with a minor in Creative Writing from University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Ingrid Ockert *18, HOS
Marketing Communications Coordinator, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

When I was at Princeton, I took every opportunity that I could get to chat with people who I didn't know at all, but deeply admired, because I wanted to learn about their careers. I was so lucky - so many of them were willing to grab tea and share their life journey with me!

Sam Nastase
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University Lecturer, Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Sam Nastase is a post-doctoral researcher at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. He has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, and his research uses neuroimaging and computational methods to investigate how our brains understand the world, with a particular focus on modeling shared information across individual brains and how we use language to…