“Having no role model I could associate with during my upcoming genetics career, I have
made it my mandate to be that role model for all who can identify with me as a woman, as a diverse ethnic group, and from a country where science is not the norm. We endeavor to inspire the next generation of scientists so there is no longer a minority,”
explained Dr Weldon.
Through partnerships with other STEM organizations, schools and local businesses, the Bermuda Principles Foundation continues to develop a variety of initiatives to raise the awareness of science.
A spokesperson added: “We strive to educate the Bermudian public about the importance of science, how it impacts our daily lives and the varied opportunities available.”
Full details about the Bermuda Principles Foundation’s current and upcoming initiatives can be found on the charity’s new website at http://bit.ly/BermudaPrinciples, including the upcoming school tour, conference and Awards Gala.
The public can also tune in to learn more with Dr Weldon every morning next week on Ocean 89 with The Captain, starting at
7:30am on Monday, January 27.
“Further to developing a new website, we are pleased to announce that we have also launched our 2020 event app,” shared Dr Weldon.
“This is an exciting innovative way to receive live up-to-date alerts about the school tour, conference and info on Bermuda.
“Users can also post pictures on the event app as well as share stories on their personal social media networks. As we’re trialing this new technology out, we have limited spaces
on the app. In addition to all our overseas users who are flying in for our conference, local Gala attendees and teachers,
the first 40 people to download it will have full access.”
To fundraise, the Foundation has launched an online silent auction today, showcasing a curated collection of “Bermudian excellence”. Pieces range from jewelry to Bermuda experiences to science memorabilia, as well as many local artists’ talented work.
To insight enthusiasm the Foundation is launching a #STEMisME school video contest where the public can vote online starting next Friday. A joint STEM grub day with Planet Math will also be held on January 31, 2020 and February 7, 2020 at middle and high schools across the island to fund free math lessons and establish Bermuda’s first monthly genetics clubs in each participating school. Local businesses are also encouraged to host a grub day in support of these goals and indicate their involvement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.