STEM success

STEM imagesNot since the space race of the late 1950s has the United States placed so much emphasis on what’s become known as STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and math. Cornell has produced brilliant minds who are making a big impact in STEM fields and on our lives. Many of them credit their liberal arts background as a key component of their success. Here are some of their stories.

Pam Johnson ’94: Engineer builds satellites, human connections

John Vaver ’89: Liberal arts set Vaver on path to Google

Nakyda Dean ’08: From first-gen to OB-GYN

Sarah Gilliland Korth ’11 and Luke Korth ’12: E-commerce drives couples STEM careers

Joyce Guzik ’82: Love of math led to nuclear forensics

11 notable STEM alumni, from Internet pioneer to astronaut-turned doctor