Panel: Strengthening the STEM Pipeline
- Eris Koleszar is a queer, trans game developer in her fifth year in the videogame industry. After four years with local mobile developer SkyVu, she left Omaha to join the creative minds at Funomena in San Francisco, where she's working on an unannounced virtual reality title. In 2016, she helped start and teach the first Girls Who Code club in Omaha. Two years later, Eris helped form the non-profit Mystery Code Society, which offers more specialized and advanced coding classes for women, femmes, and non-men. With MCS, she taught and developed curriculum for three classes specializing in game development and currently serves on the board. Outside of work and volunteering, her main goal is collaborating with her partner Hannah to mediate peace between their newly acquainted cats, Gus and Lilith.
- Talk Description
- Engaging young women and gender-expansive students in STEM subjects opens their eyes to new career pathways they might not have considered before, including an array of jobs with a promising future. This panel discussion features four organizations working to fill the STEM pipeline, how they are addressing the problem at hand, and what you can do to get involved.