Virginia Western to host free talk by
national STEM speaker Deanne Bell
Co-host of CNBC’s ‘Make Me a Millionaire Inventor’ to discuss STEM careers that students will love on October 9th
Virginia Western Community College invites the public to attend a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. by national expert Deanne Bell on science and technology careers that are far from boring. From her work with NASA to travels in Tibet, Bell has had experiences in a wide range of innovative and STEM careers .

Bell is an engineer, television host and the founder of , a platform that hosts national invitation challenges for students. She received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Prior to becoming a TV host, Deanne designed opto-mechanics for military aircraft sensors and worked as a senior application engineer for a CAD software startup company in Boston.

In 2006, Deanne took her first job in television as a co-host for the Peabody Award winning children’s series, Design Squad. She is currently a co-host for CNBC’s ‘Make Me a Millionaire Inventor', and her previous hosting credits include ESPN, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and DIY Network.

In 2014, Deanne founded Future Engineers, which hosted its inaugural challenge in partnership with NASA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation. Students were asked to create a digital 3D model of a space tool, and the winning design is being 3D printed aboard the International Space Station.

The event will be held in Whitman Theater. For a map and directions, please visit

Virginia Western Community College is a forward-thinking community college inspiring individual, community and economic transformation. It provides quality educational opportunities that empower students for success and strengthen communities. The college provides credit academic programs and non-credit workforce training along with distance learning online and dual enrollment courses in area high schools. To learn more, visit .