Celebrating Women’s History Month 2013
STEM Careers and CDC Women Making a Difference
Every March, America recognizes women and their contributions to history. This year's theme is "Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)."
CDC celebrates Women's History Month 2013 by recognizing the contributions of female employees who work in STEM careers.
CDC women represent diverse STEM fields, including microbiology, chemistry, behavioral science, toxicology, epidemiology, biology, medicine, and mechanical engineering. The challenges they meet are just as broad, from identifying sources of outbreaks and tracking disease trends, to evaluating effectiveness of programs and identifying strategies to protect workers, to improving our understanding of disease and educating the public and professionals about the latest strategies to stay healthy. As varied as their work is, though, they all share a common goal: to help people live safer and healthier lives.
CDC has many internships, fellowships, and varied student programs to expose persons interested in STEM careers to how those careers work in public health. For instance, CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity supports internships that help qualified students gain experience in public health.
Meet two CDC disease detectives and hear why they are passionate about their work.
As Dr. Fatimah Dawood, pictured below, says, there’s always a new mystery and a new challenge, just around the corner! Meanwhile, Dr. Carolyn Bridges, also seen below, enjoys knowing she makes a difference in people’s lives. And she gets to meet wonderful people from all over the world.
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- White House Honoring Science, Technology & Innovation Achievements
- Teacher Professional Development
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