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Superstars of Stem - Connie Huang v4 FINAL
Superstars of Stem - Connie Huang v4 FINAL
Champions of Science

Showcasing Female STEM Superstars: In Connie Huang’s Words

16-year-old Connie Huang of California was selected as a finalist for the 2021 Superstars of STEM essay contest. Her moving essay highlighted Gao Yaojie, a Chinese OBGYN and AIDS activist who dedicated her post-retirement career to AIDS prevention, education and treatment in China. Connie shares how Gao’s tenacity has inspired her to pursue her STEM dreams despite the many barriers that exist for women, particularly in China.
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About Superheroes of STEM Essay Contest
Johnson & Johnson is committed to supporting programs that increase opportunities for girls and women to explore and succeed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. We have been a long-standing supporter of the New York Academy of Sciences' Global STEM Alliance and their 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program.

In July 2021, participants of the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program were invited to take part in the third annual Superstars of STEM essay contest, which asked them to share stories about modern-day women in STEM who inspire them. To see why science excites this year’s contest winner and four finalists, read their essays.

We launched Champions of Science®, a multifaceted initiative, to convene and catalyze champions of science and engage people of all generations and backgrounds to see the unlimited opportunities that science brings.

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