Past STEM Circuits: 2019 kick-off


We celebrated the launch of STEM Circuits on Jan. 15th in Evanston


Buffet table


  • 4:00 to 4:15 pm – Check-in and welcome
  • 4:15 to 4:25 pm – Short introduction by Colleen Zaccard, Chicago Women in STEM Initiative Chair, Postdoctoral Fellow, FSM
  • 4:25 to 4:35 pm – Short talk by Yarrow Axford, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Weinberg College
  • 4:35 to 5:15 pm – Small group discussion related to STEM mentoring
  • 5:15 to 6:00 pm – Networking 


Short talk by Yarrow Axford, PhD


Meet our speaker

Yarrow Axford is a geologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern.  Axford’s research examines the climate history of the Arctic. She has conducted field- and lab-based research in remote parts of the Arctic for more than 15 years. Axford teaches courses at Northwestern on Earth’s climate system, geologic methods, energy and sustainability. She also has a long-standing interest in science communication. Her opinion pieces have appeared in Science, U.S. News & World Report and Huffington Post, and she gives frequent public lectures on climate science. Axford currently serves on the Provost’s Advisory Council on Women Faculty and as a steering committee member for Northwestern’s Organization of Women Faculty.