Empowering STEM: A Spotlight on Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, Bethany Hall-Long, PhD, RN


Dr. Bethany Hall-Long, Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor, is a key figure in the STEM-focused community, promoting positive change and inclusivity. Her dedication to closing the education and opportunity gaps in STEM is vital for the field’s future.

As a distinguished figure in Delaware politics, Professor of Nursing at the University of Delaware, and honorary chair of Million Women Mentors Delaware, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long brings a unique perspective and passion for advancing STEM initiatives. Her efforts to create the Behavioral Health Consortium in 2017 have changed lives, working towards solutions to address mental health issues, addiction, and drug abuse. Her dedication to STEM is not only evident in her advocacy efforts, but also in her personal commitment to serving as a role model and mentor for aspiring STEM professionals.

Recognizing the importance of nurturing young minds and fostering a love for STEM disciplines early on, she has championed initiatives aimed at enhancing STEM curriculum in schools. As the Co-Chair of the Delaware Early Learning Advisory Committee, Lt Governor Hall-Long has aided in bringing together state policymakers to improve the learning infrastructure of Delaware schools. She has been a tireless advocate for the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers by advocating for mentorship programs, high quality out-of-school time STEM activities, and hands-on learning experiences.

Lieutenant Governor Hall-Long is deeply committed to increasing diversity and representation within the STEM fields. She recognizes the significance of ensuring that individuals from all backgrounds have equal access to opportunities in STEM careers. Through targeted outreach efforts and partnerships with industry leaders, she has worked to dismantle barriers and create pathways for underrepresented groups to thrive in STEM-related professions.

At STEMconnector, we applaud and celebrate Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long’s work in STEM as a testament to her unwavering dedication to creating a more inclusive and prosperous future for all. Through her advocacy, leadership, and passion for STEM education, she continues to make strides in empowering individuals to pursue their dreams and make meaningful contributions to society.

As we look towards the future, let us draw inspiration from Lieutenant Governor Hall-Long’s example and strive to build a world where everyone has opportunity to succeed in STEM.

For those who are interested in Lt. Governor Hall-Long’s campaign for the Governorship of Delaware, learn more here.


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