STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia

Meet Cynthia Chapple: STEM is Curious; Questioning Everything

August 02, 2022 Dr. Natoshia Anderson
STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia
Meet Cynthia Chapple: STEM is Curious; Questioning Everything
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Show Notes

Episode Summary

1) She is naturally curious and that led her to be in STEM. She finds joy in being curious and being about to find answers to the questions that she's had for most of her life.
2) Black Girls Do STEM is her non-profit where she embraces the "curious Black girl. "
3) She is keenly aware of the disparities that exist in the world as it relates to Black girls and Black women.

Cynthia Chapple Bio
Cynthia is an innovative scientist an advocate for black girls and women, and advocates for high level STEM learning to be a reality for all of our children. In keeping with this work Cynthia is the founder of Black Girls Do STEM an organization offering exploration of STEM career pathways through hands on engaging curriculum in the areas of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to middle and high school black girls to expose them to career pathways and empower them to become STEM professionals. Therefore, she prides herself on mentoring youth as well as advocating for equitable policies and practices that will make for a more inclusive science community. She looks for more ways in which STEM industries and the higher education community can be a part of bridging the inclusion gap and inspiring the next generation of scientist, so that black women will have equitable representation in the STEM workplaces of today and tomorrow. As a technical business professional, Cynthia has worked as a research and development chemist where she created innovative coating solutions for the electrical and electronics market. 

Website: Black Girls Do STEM | Giving black girls a scientific tomorrow. (

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