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WVU alumnae Calandrelli to host women in STEM presentation

Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli, a WVU and Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineer turned Emmy-nominated science TV host, will meet with women and non-binary students to discuss the Brooke Owens Fellowship and present an inspirational testimonial for students to pursue the fields in STEM on Monday (Sept. 13) from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. This event is hosted by the NASA WV Space Grant Consortium.

Calandrelli is the executive producer of Emily’s Wonder Lab on Netflix, a featured correspondent on Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World and executive producer and host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space. She is also the author of the science chapter book series, the Ada Lace Adventures. The third book in the series was launched to the International Space Station through the Story Time from Space program.

The Brooke Owens Fellowship is a paid internship and mentorship program designed to serve as an inspiration and career boost to young women and other gender minorities who aspire to seek a career in aviation or space exploration. The program offers internships at some of the leading companies in the aerospace industry. Calandrelli is a mentor in the program.

Registration is required and space is limited. Participants are asked to observe all University and CDC protocols when attending in-person events; refer to the Return to Campus website for guidelines.

For additional information, contact Candy Cordwell at Candy.Cordwell@mail.wvu.edu.