Chicago STEM Academy alumnae from this summer will recognize our newest STEM Star of the Month -
Bridget Coughlin PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Shedd Aquarium. Dr. Coughlin was a panel speaker at the Academy and shared both her personal and career stories, as well as some sound advice for rising young women in STEM.
She was recently selected as one of the 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN® Ambassadors who show girls different career pathways they can pursue and how STEM impacts their lives every day. “If you support a woman in STEM, she will gain confidence to sit in the front row of class and in life,” said Dr. Coughlin. “But, if you support a woman in STEM, who in turn supports another woman, who in turn supports another, you will create an amplifier of good that will change the world. I’m honored to have been selected to serve in this important capacity and initiative.”