The Education Committee of the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce has planned a forum for educators and businesses:” Breaking Out of Stereotypes: Changes and Challenges STEM Students Face in the Workplace.” The forum takes place at Anne Arundel Community College’s Cade Building on Wednesday, March 22, from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Numerous experts will address how the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has changed from the male-dominated industry to one equally led by women. Dr. Lesley Brown, chemist, professor and associate dean, Baltimore City Community College, will address skills at the college level and share her own story of breaking the barriers. Maureen McMahon, Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ (AACPS) deputy superintendent, academics and strategic initiatives; and Kristina Gillmeister, STEM Coordinator, AACPS, will address changes in STEM to reach national goals in the 21st century. In addition, Joan Mele-McCarthy, executive director of The Summit School, will address” The Missing Link: Content We Don’t Usually Consider.”

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