Astronaut and St. Petersburg College alumna Nicole Stott will speak at the Oct. 16 Women2STEM Symposium on SPC’s Clearwater Campus to help celebrate women’s roles in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
Women2STEM Celebrates Diversity
Stott is one of several guests who will speak at the symposium, to be held in the Arts Auditorium on October 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Also joining Stott on the panel will be FOX 13 Meteorologist Lindsay Milbourne, and Pinellas County Schools K-12 STEM Specialist Laura Spence. The event is free and open to the public.
Making history with astronaut Nicole Stott
Nicole Stott studied aviation administration at St. Petersburg College and went on to become a NASA astronaut. Stott made history in the first live Twitter event from the International Space Station in 2009. Join her 162K followers on Twitter or check out the commencement address she gave to SPC graduates in May 2010.
Stott joined NASA in 1988, and was selected for astronaut training in 2000. She served as a Flight Engineer on International Space Station Expeditions 20 and 21 crews, as well as the Space Shuttle Discovery for STS-128 and the Atlantis during STS-129.
She was the first astronaut to paint in space. Since her retirement from NASA, she has been pursuing her passion for art, working with oils, acrylics, and mixed media. She is a perfect example of what women can achieve in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.