Panel: Strengthening the STEM Pipeline
- Victoria Novak is the Director of Workforce & IT Innovation at Metropolitan Community College, Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, a position that aims to drive public-private partnerships to enhance the Omaha area’s labor pool. Her role at MCC is to provide leadership to the Workforce Innovation Division, which focuses on advancing people and fueling business growth through accelerated learning opportunities. Victoria will graduate in May with a Masters of Public Administration program at University of Nebraska at Omaha with a nonprofit concentration. She serves as the Engagement Committee Chairperson for the Omaha STEM Ecosystem, a VEX robotics judge, Council Member with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity & Inclusion Council (CODE), mentors young women at University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Women in IT Mentoring Program and Board Member of the Butler-Gast & Maple Street YMCA’s. Victoria is a recent empty-nester who loves traveling the world and passionate about cast-iron cooking in the outdoors.
- 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, moderated by Stefanie Monge, 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.