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Join Us at the Maria Mitchell Women in Science Symposium

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 18:30

Join the Maria Mitchell Association and its partners for the Maria Mitchell Women in Science Symposium, taking place 5-6 October 2018 at the Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The event celebrates women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) during the 200th anniversary of Maria Mitchell’s birth.

Maria Mitchell (1818-1889), America’s first woman astronomer, believed in learning by doing. “We are women studying together,” Mitchell told her Vassar College students.

Maria Mitchell Women in Science Symposium

The Maria Mitchell Women in Science Symposium is designed to serve as a source of inspiration and support and to be a hands-on experience in which all attendees are actively participating and problem-solving. Keynote speakers, panels, and salon-style gatherings will offer a unique environment in which all voices can be heard and encouraged. Participants will connect with colleagues and mentors and devise strategies to encourage and keep girls in STEM and support women in STEM at the beginning, middle, and late career stages.

Come together to find solutions for retention and to curb the “leaky pipeline.”

Keynote speakers include renowned astronomers Jill Tarter and Meg Urry as well as internationally acclaimed author Dava Sobel (The Glass Universe, Longitude, and Galileo’s Daughter, among other books). For more information and registration, please visit the Maria Mitchell Association website.

Early-bird registration deadline: 1 July. A limited number of scholarships are available for students and teachers.

Regina Jorgenson
Director of Astronomy
Maria Mitchell Association
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