Bluegrass Community and Technical College Alumna and now Ph.D scientist, Dr.Cagney Coomer to present for Women’s History Month
Published on Mar 7, 2023
LEXINGTON, KY – Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) alumna, Cagney Coomer, Ph.D will be presenting a presentation titled "Talk Nerdy to Me: From Community College to Ph.D. & All the Science In Between" as the culminating event for the Natural Sciences department's Women's History Month activities. The talk will take place Tuesday, March 28 from 12:30-1:45pm in the Science Education Building at Bluegrass Community and Technical College Newtown Campus located at 500 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40508.
Coomer earned her AS from Bluegrass Community & Technical College, taking advantage of BCTC's Biotechnology program, the only 2-year biotechnology program in the state. Coomer then proceeded to transfer to Virginia State University to earn her Bachelor’s, later returning to Lexington to earn her Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. She currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.
Coomer has also worked across the country to help introduce young students in unrepresented groups to the exciting field of science. Dr. Coomer founded NERD SQUAD, a non-profit that focuses on exciting girls of color to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).