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STEM Stories: Inviting scientists to inspire young minds with stories about why they chose careers in science

For students interested in STEM careers, meeting a real-life scientist can be a lot like meeting a favorite celebrity, complete with inspirational back story and lessons learned on the road to success.

ORAU connects scientists to students through STEM Stories, live events where students participate in talks by dynamic speakers and innovators in their fields who share their career journeys, who inspired them and what it took to get to where they are now.

Through this experience, students learn the practical and inspirational steps professional scientists have taken to achieve their dreams and successes in STEM careers.

Miss a previous STEM Stories event? Watch the videos below to hear from scientists who chose to pursue careers in STEM-related disciplines.

STEM Stories - Parans Paranthaman

STEM Stories - Michael Smith

STEM Stories - Marissa Morales

STEM Stories - Lonnie Love

STEM Stories - Ian Anderson

STEM Stories - Erin Webb

STEM Stories - Jibo Sanyal

Contact us

To learn more about STEM Stories, please contact STEMstories@orau.org.