Women in Science Conference registration now open

2019 Women in Science Conference at Beadle Center Labs
2019 Women in Science Conference at Beadle Center Labs

Nebraska EPSCoR and the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will sponsor the 22nd annual Women in Science Conference on April 3-4, 2020, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Nebraska Union in downtown Lincoln.

We encourage science teachers to bring up to four young women from a high school to attend. Registration is now open online: http://go.unl.edu/scimathapply or http://go.unl.edu/womeninscience and click on Register Now. Registration closes March 2, or when we reach 100 students.

This conference encourages young women to pursue their interests in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology by introducing them to role models of successful women in a variety of fields. Students will hear panels of female scientists speak about their careers and their lives outside of work. Tours will be led through a medical facility, and the students will participate in workshops to give them opportunities to learn more about science-related areas. Our goals are to expand understanding of the kinds of work scientists do and to dispel some myths surrounding science careers for women. Graduate and undergraduate students will help students learn more about college life and science majors.

Each school may bring up to four students to the conference, and a school sponsor must accompany them. Lodging (including breakfast), a Friday night banquet, and materials for the conference will be provided. Transportation, lunch on Saturday, and any other miscellaneous expenses are the responsibility of the participants. Students and their sponsor will be housed at the Embassy Suites with four students or two sponsors assigned per room.

We encourage you to select young women who may not have yet made college or career decisions. Please identify students you believe would benefit from this experience.

After registration closes online, we will finalize reservations and provide you with additional information. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 402-472-9312, or Stephanie.vendetti@unl.edu. Space is limited so registrations submitted early are important to guarantee you can participate. We look forward to hosting students from your school in 2020!