"Why Studying Materials Science is Like Playing Tetris" by Maritza Sanchez, BS, MS, PhD Candidate in Materials Science & Engineering at UC San Diego
Maritza Sanchez is a first generation college student who started out as a psychology major at UC Santa Barbara. She took an engineering course and loved it. Hear about the challenges she confronted in changing her major. She persisted, getting a BS in Materials Science at Cal State LA. After earning an MS degree in Materials Science & Engineering , she is completing her PhD at UC San Diego in Materials Science Engineering, Her research helps to make planes fly faster and making machines such as phones and computers more efficient. Maritza is already giving back by mentoring those under-represented in STEM, especially hispanic women and girls. She was awarded the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers the SHPE National Graduate School Role Model Star Award.
This series is free and open to all high school girls (and boys too) who want to know how one gets from taking science, computer, and math classes to choosing a career in STEM and getting a job after college. This webinar series is presented by AAUW-OML with a grant from the Bettelheim Family Foundation. You'll meet women in STEM careers sharing their story and how you too can find your passion in a STEM career.