Georgia Tech student Vivian Stepp and faculty member Julie Champion will spend Friday, December 9, at the White House as part of the Obama Administration’s “Champions of Change” roundtable event. Stepp and Champion were invited to join students and faculty from around the nation to discuss ways of changing the stereotypes of girls in science and technology. They will also brainstorm how to support and retain women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
Stepp, a Computer Science major in the College of Computing, is a former national and regional winner of the Aspirations in Computing Award. Champion is an assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
The Office of Public Engagement is hosting the event, and White House Policy Offices will use the discussions to create best practices for future education initiatives.