Upcoming STEM Circuits


Our May STEM Circuit will cover predatory debt basics, how student debt affects women in STEM, and some proposed solutions!

About this event

Date: Thursday, May 26th

Time: 5:00-6:30 PM CDT

Tentative Schedule:

5:00-5:10 PM : Welcome and Introduction

5:10-6:00 PM: Student Debt Seminar

6:00-6:30 PM: Q&A Session


Our initiative remains committed to discussing topics of interest to women in STEM, including topics that are not often discussed. Hence, our monthly mentorship program, STEM Circuits, will continue virtually this spring on May 26th, 2022 with a discussion about student loans. This discussion will focus on student loan basics, such as the way that student loan debt disproportionately affects women, the hurdles that this poses, and some proposed solutions to the problem of student loan debt. This seminar will be led by our speakers Tina Tang and Corei Flowers. Our event will begin with a discussion on the basics of student loan debt and how it disproportionately affects women. Following will be a discussion on how loan debt presents itself as a hurdle for women in STEM and academia and how the pandemic loan freezes have helped. Finally, there will be an introduction to Debtless, an organization focused on aiding those with student loan debt. This will be followed by a discussion with the audience and moderated Q & A.


We look forward to seeing you there!




Chicago Women in STEM Initiative


*Remote joining information (via Zoom) will be provided closer to the date in the event reminder email.