Senator Baker Offers Keynote Remarks At Women in Science Symposium
September 20, 2016 – More than 200 middle and high school students from the Western Wayne, Wallenpaupack Area, North Pocono, Wayne Highlands and Delaware Valley school districts attended the annual Women in Science/STEM Symposium at The Heritage Nightclub at Woodloch Resort in Lackawaxen Township, Pike County. The program was presented by Lacawac Sanctuary and Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance.
In addition to the students, local colleges, businesses and organizations were represented and offered information about career paths in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Panelists included educators, a veterarian, and those who work for the Northern Tier Hardwood Association and Brookfield Renewable Energy.
As the chair of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, Baker discussed workforce needs and her personal experiences with being a woman in a field long dominated by men.
Sen. Baker talks with Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station President Craig Lukatch.
Sen. Baker received heartfelt appreciation and thanks for her remarks from Wallenpaupack Area student Rachel Rice after the event.
Sen. Baker spent time discussing STEM education with Wallenpaupack Area student Hannah Smith and Wayne Highlands teacher Michelle Tonkin.
Western Wayne student Nadia Vanyo spent a few minutes talking with Sen. Baker about the importance of job shadowing.
Western Wayne students Hudson Malinowski, Rachel Toman and Sydney Ely posed for a picture with the senator.
Sydney Peet and Trina Barcarola, Western Wayne students, discussed Sen. Baker’s presentation on STEM careers and her own career path.
North Pocono science teacher Michelle Swarts and a group of her students attended the symposium and met with Sen. Baker.
Panelists listen to Sen. Baker offer keynote remarks at the annual Women in Science Symposium.
Wayne Highlands students pose for a picture with Sen. Baker following the annual Women in Science Symposium at Woodloch.
Sen. Baker joins Western Wayne students for a photo after the Women in Science Symposium.
Students from Delaware Valley and Sen. Baker gathered for a photo following a program focused on women in the sciences.