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Successful Women Empowering Young Women for a Career in the Sciences

3rd Annual Women in STEM Breakfast

St. Petersburg, FL - St. Petersburg General Hospital is pleased to present President and CEO, Janice Balzano and Stacy Chase, DO, FACOFP, two of over 40 female guest speakers at the 3rd Annual Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Breakfast at Azalea Middle School in St. Petersburg. These two women will participate in the event to empower young women to believe that a future for females within the STEM field is readily attainable, that these students have much to offer to the world and that science can offer a rewarding and fulfilling occupation that will sustain them throughout their professional careers.

This is the third year for the STEM event and is the innovation of PLTW Certified Instructor, Michael McCullough who teaches science at Azalea Middle School, which has an engineering magnet program. According to the website, Project Lead the Way provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Teachers create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive.

With extensive experience in executive health leadership positions and the current CEO of St. Petersburg General Hospital, Ms. Balzano proves to be a tremendous role model for young women looking to pursue a career in STEM. Dr. Chase is Clinic Director of St. Pete Family Care and Family Medicine Residency Program Director at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Her clinical medical science knowledge combined with education expertise is the perfect complement to address this group and help shape their interest in the sciences.

The breakfast event will be held on Wednesday, March 8th from 9:45-11:00am in the Pinellas County Science Center at 7701 22nd Avenue N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710.

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