There are many exciting and lucrative careers in STEM fields, and women working in those fields like Dr. Nahid Mohajeri are inspiring the next generation of powerful females working in science, technology, engineering and math.
Dr. Nahid Mohajeri is the Advanced Polymer Technology General Manager at Nitto, Inc. Prior to joining Nitto, Dr. Mohajeri was the CEO of HySense Technologies LLC., the company which she founded with a mission of developing/marketing a chemochromic hydrogen detection tape developed by scientists at NASA-KSC and University of Central Florida. She is the inventor/co-inventor of 12 patents and author/co-author of greater than 50 publications.
Hundreds of young girls from various schools attended Dr. Nahid's presentation during Science Days hosted at FACENS University.
"I really love to see so many girls come out from all over the state to feel empowered by Dr. Nahid," said Julia, a senior at Santa Rosalia COC High School who plans to pursue a career in Science. She attended the International Journey of Science & Technology last year and volunteered to be Dr. Nahid's translator this year.
Paula Gonsalvez, a senior at Sorocaba High School, said she enjoyed Science Days experience, an opportunity where the students can talk with real STEM professionals and take part in a variety of very cool experiments.
"I really loved the vibe that Dr. Nahid brings to all of these girls and it really just makes you think ‘Wow, I really can pursue a STEM, career and be successful'" Paula said.
"Expanding the number of women in STEM fields has benefits far broader than diversity. It drives the bottom line revenue, profit and success of organizations across the world," Carla Cristian, Science Days project coordinator, said in a statement.
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