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Science Department Features Alumnae in STEM
Each month, the Science Department is featuring a Newton Country Day alum on a bulletin board outside the science classrooms.

“The Science Department is really interested in empowering our students to envision themselves as scientists,” said science faculty member Dr. Sarah Webster. “We thought that the best way is to show them examples of alumnae who have traveled the same Sacred Heart pathway in high school and have gone on to a wide variety of experiences once they left NCDS.”

Recent "STEMinists of the Month" include Martiza Ebling ’08 (software engineer), Emily Hession ’14 (pharmaceutical science), and Elizabeth White ’09 (epidemiology).

“Students often think that they have to be doctors or lab scientists to stay in STEM, but our ‘STEMinists’ have shown them that a career in STEM might be something they never even considered in high school,” Webster continued. “We are trying to broaden the perspectives of the students and encourage them to think creatively about ways to leverage their many interests and talents! We would love to connect our alumnae and students beyond their once a year interactions during the Science and Engineering Fair. Many of our alumnae have graciously offered to meet with classes or committees. The conversation is just beginning!”

If you are an NCDS alum, your career involves science, technology, engineering, mathematics or another related field, and you are interested in helping us inspire current students about the possibilities in the world of STEM, please contact Dr. Webster at (617) 559-4926.