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STEM supervisor chosen to showcase STEM programs to female STEM leaders from around the world

Oct. 29, 2019


PCS STEM Specialist Laura Spence K-12 STEM Specialist Laura Spence was selected for the honor by World Partnerships Inc., the Tampa Bay regional partner of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program.

The school district will host the group of eight women from Argentina, Egypt, Estonia, Malta, Paraguay, South Africa, Vietnam and Zambia for the "Hidden No More" presentation on Nov. 4. Spence will share about Pinellas County Schools STEM Academies, which give students opportunities to conduct hands-on engineering design challenges, explore STEM careers, and improve teambuilding and leadership skills. She'll talk about her role as a STEM leader in the district and how she engages with the community and business partners to prepare students for STEM careers. She'll also engage visitors in a STEM activity.

“Hidden No More” is the name of the International Visitor Leadership Program's initiative focused on empowering women leaders worldwide in the STEM fields.

Later in the evening, "Hidden No More" will host a public event at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where the women will share stories about their work, their countries and the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM fields around the globe. Learn more and register.