Turkmen featured in Newark Advocate article on women in STEM

February 20, 2020
Asuman Turkmen

The February 15th issue of the Newark Advocate features an article on our own Asuman Turkmen as part of a Business Advocate series about women in STEM careers.  The article covers her career trajectory, starting with an interest in mathematics in elementary school and ending with her Ph.D. in Statistics at Auburn University and subsequent arrival as a faculty member at OSU.  On the topic of women in STEM, Turkmen notes: "If we want women at the forefront of the next generation of STEM, we must show young girls it’s possible. From that perspective, I feel myself as a role model for them showing that they can do it too if they want. I think having women currently in STEM talking to young girls of their experiences would really make a difference, and we need more female role models for young girls to look up to."