Rich and Judy 250 250 pxExplore the world of scientific mentorship and education with Dr. Judy Staveley, an accomplished Chief Biotechnologist and STEM advocate. In this episode of BioTalk, Dr. Staveley discusses her journey in supporting young scientists and her roles in organizations like the National Association of Academies of Science (NAAS) and the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS).  

Discover the upcoming NAAS/AJAS STEM EDUCATION CONFERENCE/FUNDRAISER on September 16th and its impact on inspiring the next generation of innovators. Learn about AJAS's life science support programs that encourage young talents to pursue careers in STEM.  

Dr. Staveley shares insights into STEM education in the BioHealth Capital Region and her personal goals for nurturing young scientists. Join us to uncover the pivotal role of mentorship in shaping the future of STEM. Listen now on major podcasting platforms.

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Dr. Judy Staveley is a Pharmaceutical and Chief Biotechnologist subject matter expert, scientist, researcher, Director of the American Junior Academy of Sciences, National Association of Academies of Science Board member, and past President of the Washington Academy of Sciences. Dr. Staveley has been a science educator and a mentor for over 20 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage, has a graduate degree in Medical Forensics DNA and Serology from the University of Florida School of Pharmacy, a Master of Science in Biology with a focus on Emerging Infectious Diseases from the University of St. Joseph’s, studied Psychology at the Ph.D. level at Walden University, a degree in Education Specialist Educational Leadership from Liberty University, an Ed.D. in Education with a cognate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University, and a Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health from Liberty University. Staveley’s mentoring and educational experience has provided the opportunity to make contributions nationally, state-wide, and locally on enhancing STEM education and retaining students in STEM academics. Dr. Staveley is motivated and passionate about STEM education and the workforce pipeline in the United States. 

In addition, she has a strong scientific accomplishments and honorable awards. In 2020, 2021, 2022 Staveley was presented with a presidential award on behalf of Blue Star Families and the White House. She has been nominated four times for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring award.

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