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Video: Women in STEM – STEM in the Global Science Community

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
May 12, 2015
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Video: Women in STEM – STEM in the Global Science Community
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Women in STEM: STEM in the Global Science Community is a program featuring NASA women in STEM careers. Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman open the program.
Coleman introduces Russian cosmonaut Elena Serova of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, who worked together on the International Space Station in 2015, marking only the second time in the history of the space station that two women have served on the same expedition. Students from the School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington DC submitted career questions to Serova and Cristoforetti in February 2015, and the women’s answers were recorded in a video downlink.

The Women in STEM program also features a career discussion among women at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. Sarah DeWitt hosts the discussion with engineer Mamta Nagaraja, technologist LaNetra Tate and scientist Tara Ruttley. Students were on hand to ask questions of these NASA women who are making a difference today – here on Earth and in space – and inspiring future generations of STEM leaders.

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