STEMM Idol Speaker Lt. Col. Lucy Lehker

When not working her day job as a nurse manager for Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, U.S. Air Force Reservist Lucy Lehker makes up one-third of the Critical Care Air Transport team aboard a “flying Intensive Care Unit/Operating Room.”

Lehker, who has been deployed four times including a six-month stint in Afghanistan, serves as a specially trained critical care nurse with one respiratory therapist and one trauma surgeon who, together with 800 pounds of equipment and gear, work to save the lives of wounded soldiers.

STEMM Idol Speaker Beth Hart

Beth Hart has worked at the University of Dayton for more than 10 years as an academic advisor and a professor in the university’s School of Engineering. Her duties include advising first-year students, organizing the Summer Honors Engineering camp and Women in Engineering (WIE) summer camp for high school students, and helping with undergraduate freshmen and sophomore seminars.


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