Published on February 17, 2022 by Sean Flynt  
The seal of Samford University
The seal of Samford University

Samford University will host a STEM Professional Development event Feb. 25 to encourage students to interact with professionals in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math fields. The event will feature a short panel introduction, 30 minutes of fast group meetings and an open casual meeting with snacks.
 
Scheduled speakers include:
Jay Cherwa, Ph.D.–Senior Manager, Planning and Manufacturing, BioGX.

Maaike Everts, Ph.D.–Director of Strategic Marketing, Drug Delivery and Medical Device Solutions, Evonik Health Care.

Adriene Gadsden–Technology engineer, software designer, FIS.

Mirjam Kempf, Ph.D., M.PH.–Professor of Nursing, Health Behavior, Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology; PI, NHLBI, MACS/WHS Combined Cohort Study: Co-Director, CFAR Developmental Core, UAB.

Rob Schiefer–Vice President of Software Engineering, Moultrie Mobile.

Tabitha Sutch, Ph.D.–Analytical Scientist II, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals.

Ben Wegleitner, M.S.–River Sustainability Director, Cahaba River Society.

The event will be held 2-3:30 p.m. in the Regions Room of Cooney Hall (fourth floor, Brock School of Business).

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.