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#108: Overcoming Barriers as a Female in STEM

Today’s guest has a passion for scientific discovery. This episode’s guest Amber Yang won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award for her impressive astrophysics project. Amber discusses her project, and personal stories related to pursuing science and the representation of women in STEM. From her experience on a robotics team to science classes, Amber has had to overcome challenges to find her success as a young scientist. She shares advice for girls interested in pursuing STEM fields.

Amber is a Physics student at Stanford University whose primary interest is astrophysics.  In 2017, Amber was named the winner of the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award, a top award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest pre-college science competition. Her main project involved developing a computational model for predicting the positions of space debris. Visit her start-up business website which features her astrophysics products. You can also learn more about her by watching her TEDx talk, ‘The Space Debris Apocalypse’.