Women in Science Conference
March 23, 2013
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The 17th annual Women in Science Conference sponsored by the Regional Science Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the EcoTarium will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The goal of the conference is to expose 100 Worcester middle school young women to careers in science and engineering and to begin conversations with local women who use science in their professions.
The day begins at the Ecotarium with ten 45-minute concurrent interactive workshops led by the following women professionals: engineer, physician, research scientist, healthcare professional, and veterinarian, among others. Through demonstrations and group activities, the interactive workshops showed the students how science is used in the workplace. The presenters explain different entry levels to their careers and provide tips on courses of study and ways to prepare and train for their professions. The students rotate to different workshops so that each student is able to attend 3 of 10 possible workshops.
At the conclusion of the workshop session, the students are bused to Intel in Hudson for a luncheon. The luncheon provides an opportunity for students and presenters to continue discussions in a more informal setting. Following lunch, there is a tour and interactive activities at Intel.
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For further details, contact Sandy Mayrand, Director of the Regional Science Resource Center, UMMS at (508) 856-5097 or Sandra.Mayrand@umassmed.edu