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From left—panelists Dr. Safiya Samman, Hazima Javaid, Sumara Baig, Amani Eisa, Tasneen Hussam and Sali Osman, all with post graduate degrees in engineering specialties, spoke candidly about their journeys in life, faith and education.

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Muslim Women Encouraged to Explore STEM

Six women share their success story at the Lorton Library.

The Nubian Benevolence Association was the official sponsor for the Muslim Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) presentation at the Lorton Community Library on Saturday, March 23, but there was little doubt that Hajjar Ahmed, daughter of the organization’s co-Founder Hossam Ahmed, was the driving force behind the event.

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