Hawkeye to Hold Diversity in STEM Conference on March 24

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Monday, February 06, 2017

WATERLOO–Hawkeye Community College will host the annual Diversity in STEM Conference on March 24, 2017, in Tama Hall on Hawkeye’s Main Campus, 1501 East Orange Road, Waterloo. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Pamela McCauley, director of the Ergonomics Laboratory at the University of Central Florida.

McCauley’s inspirational life story is one of overcoming barriers. A mother by age 15, she was told she would be “just be another statistic.” Not content with that fate, she went to college and by 29 earned a PhD in engineering – the first African-American woman to do so in Oklahoma.

Now a noted ergonomics and biomechanics expert and professor, she is recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Science Fellowship from the U.S. State Department and author of "Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation: Inspiration and Strategies for Women" and "Winners Don't Quit: Today They Call Me Doctor."

To register, visit or call 319-296-4463. Pre-registration is required.