Katie Kromeier, Restoration Director for the New River Conservancy, participated on a professional development panel of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) professionals at Appalachian State University. (App State) The event was sponsored by The Career Development Center at App State.
Along with three other panelists from organizations in the region; Swathi Karthikeyan from Lowe’s Companies, Jeff Miller from Pneuma Respiratory and Chris Barbour from Slalom Build, Krogmeier presented to students in STEM majors on skill development, the road to a STEM profession, and how the panelists personally landed in their own STEM fields. Students were offered an opportunity to ask their own questions as well.
The Career Development Center at Appalachian State University supports the mission of the university and its Division of Academic Affairs in developing lifelong learners and leaders by engaging and challenging students within a culture of care and inclusion. Their mission is to encourage students to explore career paths, identify and develop skills, and pursue experiential opportunities.staff facilitates unions between our students and employers that benefit the state as a whole through career fairs, employer workshops, information sessions, networking events, and on-campus interviewing opportunities.
For more information on our Restoration efforts in the New River Watershed, please start here: https://newriverconservancy.org/restore/
Panelists (L-R Swathi Karthikeyan from Lowe’s Companies, Katie Krogmeier from New River Conservancy, Jeff Miller from Pneuma Respiratory and Chris Barbour from Slalom Build) and students discuss STEM careers at Appalachian State University.