The Chancellor’s STEM Speaker Series brings a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) speakers to West Virginia’s capitol city of Charleston several times annually. The goal is to promote the importance of research and while also providing access to renowned scientists who the general public may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.

For more information on past speakers, please visit our archive.

Above: Dr. Kate Biberdorf aka “Kate the Chemist”

Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m.
The Clay Center Walker Theater

Science Entertainer Kate the Chemist visits Charleston for a free and family-friendly event at The Clay Center’s Walker Theater on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Kate Biberdorf is breaking down the image of the stereotypical scientist, while reaching students who might otherwise be intimidated by science. Students’ emotional responses, rather than rote memorization of facts, are key to Biberdorf’s dynamic approach to her program, as well as science in general. Her exciting and engaging program leaves audiences with a positive, memorable impression of science—all while diminishing the stigma around women in science.

The STEM Speaker Series began in 2014 with a goal of communicating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research to all West Virginians. This event is hosted by STaR Division: Science, Technology & Research at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

This event is supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. OIA 1458952 and is free to registered guests.