The significance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education cannot be overly emphasized. Despite ongoing initiatives and investments across the federal, state, and local level to bolster the STEM pipeline, women and minorities continue to be underrepresented.
As an ardent STEM advocate, Dr. Bright uses her platform to advance diversity and inclusion in STEM education through local and national initiatives. In 2017, she created the AMIA First Look program to provide underrepresented undergraduate students an opportunity to learn about the field of informatics by attending the Annual AMIA symposium. With generous support from AMIA and other sponsors, this program continues to introduce to informatics and engage in the informatics community.
Contact Dr. Bright for availability regarding career panels, presentations, and workshops for K-16 students.