During lunch, two female students presented about their experiences working in STEM related fields, particularly as women.
Clare Hardiman '20 spoke about her summer internship at a genetics lab at Northwestern where she worked alongside geneticists who were interested in exploring how the physical location of genes change when they are activated or repressed. She also shared an inside look into the research that she is hoping to do this summer on examining the stem cell component to certain tumors, such as glioblastomas.
Julia Fairbank '19 spoke about her work in computational genetics where she worked with a researcher on finding matching drugs for segments of RNA implicated in various medical conditions such as HIV. She gained experience working with a specific piece of software to do this and she spoke about the interesting connection between biology and computer science. She also explained how visualizing these molecules inspired her to create art with them.