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In The Lab

Women in STEM:

SEE IT TO BE IT

Explorit is hosting an afternoon of hands-on activities and opportunities to meet women working in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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Location

Explorit Science Center

3141 5th St

Davis, CA 95618

Time & Date

Saturday, February 26

12pm - 2pm

Speaker panel begins at 1pm.

Price

Event is Included with admission, paid at the door

$5 per person

Free for members and children 2 & under

About the Event:

Calling all girls (and their friends and family) that have dreamed of being a scientist! Explorit is hosting an afternoon of hands-on activities and opportunities to meet women working in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Ask questions and get inspired to set your path to a lifetime of science exploration. Activities will include the following:

Hands-On Table Top Demonstrations:

Visitors can get up close and try some exciting science activities with our STEM neighbors from UC Davis:

  • Science Says

  • UCD Plant Biology Graduate Group

  • UCD Microbiology Graduate Group

  • UCD Chemistry Club

Heart of Central California Girl Scouts: 

Explore the Girl Scout Mobile STEM Center + Maker Space and get a chance to try some fun science activities.

Women in STEM Speaker Panel:

Join Explorit in welcoming three dynamic female scientists to an informal panel discussion about working in STEM. These women in STEM will share their personal journey into professional science fields, what inspired them as young girls and what continues to excite them about working in STEM areas. Audience will be able to participate in a Q&A session.

Speakers:

Diedre Reitz

Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 

Research Interest: DNA Repair and Genome Stability

 

Dr. Evlyn Pless

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Population Biology and Anthropology

Research Interest: Computational biology and population genetics

Annalisa Kihara, PE
Assistant Deputy Director, Division of Water Quality

State Water Resources Control Board