After receiving feedback from our community, FIRST Chesapeake and our
major Women in STEM sponsors have decided to pivot from a one-day
in-person Reaching for the Stars: Women in STEM Breakfast Sponsored by
Leidos to a multi-week celebration of Women in STEM.  
Please watch your inbox and social media accounts over the coming weeks for
information as we honor our 2022 Reaching for the Stars: Outstanding Women
in STEM Award recipient - Dr. Patricia Mead, our four outstanding Dominion
Energy scholarship recipients, and other exceptional women from 
FIRST Chesapeake for their contributions.



FIRST Chesapeake is pleased to announce the 2022 Reaching for the Stars: Outstanding Women in STEM Award will be presented to Dr. Patricia Mead.


Read Dr. Mead's bio here


FIRST Chesapeake will also be presenting scholarships sponsored by Dominion Energy to four outstanding young women from FIRST Chesapeake teams. 

Scholarship finalists include:

Tess Eluvathingal Muttikkal - FTC Team 15360 

Kathy Ho - FRC Team 2537

Sara Huelskamp - FTC Team 2818

Meghan MacFarland - FTC Team 17037

Suzu Paudel - FTC Team 10562

Akshita Ramesh - FRC Team 1885

Keira Schoolcraft - FRC Team 2068

Shivani Vedhere - FTC Team 7953


This celebration promotes the FIRST Chesapeake community's commitment to equal representation of Women in STEM careers. We hope you will join us and add your voice to this engaging and inspirational celebration of some outstanding women in STEM.

For more information about the event or sponsoring women in STEM initiatives, contact Leighann Boland at  or 804.514.7712


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