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Empowering Entrepreneurs: Engaging Your STEM Powerhouses with Shay Saleem

July 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shihadah “Shay” Saleem is Senior Manager of Teen Leadership and Alumni Programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. As a co-founder of GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) and manager of the long-standing Youth Leadership at the Intrepid, she develops and delivers programs and workshops for diverse audiences. Shay provides rich STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and youth development programs and opportunities for students, parents and the community. Shay graduated with a B.A. from Alfred University, majoring in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in natural sciences and geology. She is also a graduate of University of South Florida, College of Marine Science with her Master of Science Degree in Marine Geomorphology. While a two-time recipient of NSF’s GK-12 OCEANS program, she worked as a graduate mentor for the outreach program, Oceanography Camp for Girls and a graduate teaching assistant at an elementary and middle school of Pinellas County Florida. There Shay found her love of teaching and developing learning modules for STEM, especially in marine science. She developed and facilitated various teacher professional developments for K-12 teachers and educators. In 2008 she returned to New York City to work at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum delivering and developing STEM and history based programs and workshops for NYC schools, teachers, cultural institutions and communities. Shay’s passion is in teaching and mentoring young women, introducing them to the myriad possibilities and opportunities in STEM careers.