UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Carolina Pulido, a quality engineer, tests her company’s software in five different languages. Erica Smithwick, a geography professor, has traveled around the world conducting research on the environment.
The two are among the five women featured in a new video series through WPSU Penn State that promotes local women working in science, technology, engineering and math professions.
WPSU Penn State’s “Women in Science Profiles” aims to inspire young women to enter STEM-related fields while dispelling misconceptions about STEM professionals and their lives.
The five women will participate in 30-minute online chats over the next month at wpsu.org/live-wiscifiles and facebook.com/wiscifiles. The chats will allow local students and the general public to speak directly with the STEM professionals. Pulido, who works as a quality engineer for a statistical software company, will host the first chat at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.