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Changing Faces in STEM: Heartwork Grounded in Service, Science, and Scholarship

Dr. Adrienne Stephenson

Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Virtual lecture Via Zoom

Join Leon County Government and the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Kickoff on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science for an inspiring Library Lecture featuring local scientist and educator, Dr. Adrienne Stephenson.

Dr. Stephenson will lead a discussion of her personal journey as a Black woman in STEM and how her intersecting passions help to change the narrative of science education empowering young people to discover their highest potential.

Leon County’s Library Lecture Series is free and open to the public. This Library Lecture kicks off the NEA Big Read, “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren, an award-winning autobiography about her life in science and battle with mental health issues.

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Leon County

Since 2017, Leon County Government has implemented more than 200 citizen ideas to improve the programs and services we offer in Leon County. Such ideas include:

  • Adding a “button” to translate the County’s Emergency Information Portal website to keep citizens of any language proficiency informed during a disaster.

  • Creating a “Help My Pet” sticker to assist first responders in contacting a pet caretaker when the owner cannot be reached.

  • As a pilot program, installing three electric vehicle charging stations at the Main Library and Eastside Branch Library.

  • Transferring surplus Leon County EMS ambulances to Lively Technical Center to be used for training in the recently established Diesel Truck Maintenance Program.

All of these suggestions were from citizens like you!

We’re continuously looking to engage citizens as co-creators of our one-of-a-kind community, so we want you to send us more of your bright ideas.

Submit your Bright Idea

Can’t remember that one great idea just now? Download the newly designed Citizens Connect mobile app from the App Store or Google Play and you can send us your bright ideas on the go. We look forward to hearing from you and collaborating for a better tomorrow!

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