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Careers in STEM focus of Tuesday program at H-F

Area students and parents are invited to Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s 6th Annual Careers in STEM Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the high school.

Professionals will share what it takes to launch a successful career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). H-F counselor Roberto Suarez is organizing the event presented by the H-F Gifted Committee.

The evening’s keynote speaker at 6:40 p.m. in South Building Room E1 will be Scot Greenlee, senior vice president of engineering and technical support at Exelon. 

From 7:05 to 8:45 p.m., there will be three breakout sessions in classrooms, featuring speakers from other STEM careers.

Guest presenters will be:

  • Meena Banasiak — senior quality engineer at General Mills
  • Dr. Ryan Phillips — associate professor of Aviation and Transportation at Lewis University
  • Dr. Roberta Portela — medical oncologist at Premier Veterinary Group
  • Karen Sebek — organ recovery coordinator for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
  • Dr. Benjamin Van Voorhees — chief of the Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • John Voyles — material science engineer at Rubican Technologies
  • Keri Voyles — veterinary technician at Premier Veterinary Group

For additional information, visit the H-F website at www.hfhighschool.org or call the school at 708-799-3000.

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