Coalition Hosts Webinar to Examine Virtual Internships During COVID-19

On Wednesday, June 17, the STEM Education Coalition hosted a webinar to highlight various perspectives from organizations that are working to support inclusive and meaningful virtual internship experiences for students and youth in STEM fields during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants also examined how industry and government can support these opportunities for more students as the pandemic and subsequent recovery unfolds.


  • Frank DeVecchis, Director of University Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, Merck (Introductory Remarks)
  • Michael Ellison, CEO and Founder of
  • Erika Beskar, Central Analog Test and Validation Director, Texas Instruments
  • LaTrease E. Garrison, Executive Vice President, American Chemical Society
  • Jacqueline El-Sayed, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, American Society for Engineering Education
  • James Brown, Executive Director, STEM Education Coalition (Moderator)

A recording of the webinar is available here.