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Bianca Chavis selected to address science organizations at national S-STEM symposium

November 13, 2019

LiFT students with program directors at NSF S-STEM symposium in Washington, D.C.

Gregory Leigh (Co-PI for the LiFT Scholars Program and Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Chair – Computer Science and Informatics, School of Information Technology, Ivy Tech Community College), Andrew George (IUPUI student and LiFT scholar), Bianca Chavis (IUPUI student and LiFT scholar), Andrea Johnson (Ivy Tech student and LiFT scholar), Isabel Lopez (IUPUI student and LiFT scholar), Dr. Molly Morin (Program Manager for the LiFT Scholars Program), Dr. Mathew Palakal (PI for the LiFT Scholars Program and Senior Executive Associate Dean for the IU School of Informatics and Computing IUPUI)

(Story contributed by Rich Schneider, originally published November 13, 2019)

Students often listen to distinguished speakers. But this time, the tables were reversed.

Bianca Chavis, an IUPUI student, was onstage, speaking to the leadership teams of the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science as well as more than 600 other members of science organizations, university officials and students.

Chavis had been selected to address that audience as one of five members of the Student Voices panel at the 2019 National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program symposium in Washington, D.C.

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