Foundation and Regents Professor Lindy Elkins-Tanton will be the next speaker at Arizona State University's Library’s “Beyond the Bookshelf” series, taking place from 3–4 p.m., Feb. 8, on Zoom.
Elkins-Tanton is the principal investigator of the NASA Psyche mission and vice president of ASU's Interplanetary Initiative. Her most recent book “A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman,” was released last year.
“Lindy’s career has included so many different types of jobs, both in and out of STEM, and she has overcome many obstacles that could have driven her away from scientific research,” said Karalyn Ostler, STEM librarian with the ASU Library.
“We're excited to hear about how her life experiences have shaped her career.”
“Beyond the Bookshelf” is a series presented by the ASU Library featuring ASU authors in conversation with librarians. The series shines a light on voices from around the university, sharing their work at ASU and beyond.
Last July, Shawn Banzhaf, the new director of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, was one of the first authors featured in the series. This latest event featuring Elkins-Tanton falls during the week of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, an opportunity to highlight diverse voices in STEM.
“I hope that the audience comes away from this event with the confidence to pursue their own passions despite any challenges that they might run into, whether that is from outside forces or inner self-doubt. Especially in STEM, I hope people can see that there are other paths to careers in STEM outside of the ‘traditional’ academic track,” Ostler said.