University of Arizona's only campus-wide networking and professional development symposium supporting women in STEM across all career stages. Hosted by the UA Women in Science and Engineering Program.
The Launching Your Career Symposium welcomes all STEM Undergraduates, Graduates and Post Docs at the University of Arizona to participate in panel discussions and workshops with accomplished female leaders in both industry and academia, as well as networking sessions. This year the Launching Your Career Symposium is scheduled for in person at the UA Student Union on Thursday, September 22 & Friday, September 23.
Registration is free and open to all! We are committed to ensure this event is as accessible as possible, when registering please inform us of any accommodations needed.
We are very excited to welcome sustainability scientist and science dance choreographer Dr. Lekelia Jenkins as our Fall 2022 Keynote Speaker! Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins is a marine sustainability scientist and Associate Professor at Arizona State University. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, fishing and crabbing recreationally on the Chesapeake Bay and volunteering as a junior zookeeper. She received her PhD from Duke University by pioneering a new field of study into the invention and adoption of marine conservation technology. Her research centers on the human dimensions of marine sustainability solutions, including fisheries conservation technologies and marine renewable energy. Her work has led to regulatory changes that allow more sustainable fishing practices, has advised international fisheries diplomacy, and has informed renewable energy policy. Dr. Jenkins also studies the science dance as a means of science engagement, science communication, and social change. Among her many honors and awards, she received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Ocean Sciences and is a member of to the National Academies of Sciences Ocean Studies Board.