Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, was recently recognized as a Woman Living STEM by the Cleveland collaboration of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice and TIES, a Cleveland-based consulting non-profit that supports schools and communities in planning and implementing their STEM education initiatives.
Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan was noted for her work in the strategy and implementation of an informatics solution, using health and clinical data for population-level impact across the greater Cleveland community.
As program moderator Betsy Kling commented: Northeast Ohio has quietly been at the heart of STEM innovation, with women making many meaningful contributions. The region’s women take claim to the first non-profit in medical and bio venture capital, a patent in infrared and Ramon spectroscopy, and the first high school Science Research and Engineering Program, among many more important and impactful STEM firsts. Betsy Kling, a meteorologist with WKYC, is a well-known champion of girls and women in STEM, and was recognized as well at this event.
The women honored as Women Living STEM recipients are noted for their measurable impacts in STEM. They are celebrated as women who lead and live STEM every day through their passion for progressing the industry and supporting and encouraging girls and young women to further their interests, education and impact in all things STEM.
This local collaboration with TIES is one of several across the country that grew out of a nationwide effort to support communities as they determine how best to implement STEM education across their communities.