Women in Science Conference

We regret that because of inclement weather, the 2018 Women in Science Conference was canceled. Please join us in 2019!



Women in Science 2018

Women in Science Conference

March 6, 2018

NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center



Emily Graslie

Chief Curiosity Correspondent, The Field Museum, Chicago


Emily Graslie is writer, producer, co-creator and host of The Brain Scoop, an educational YouTube channel that explores behind the scenes of The Field Museum in Chicago to share the work of scientists and the value of research collections with the world. Graslie was born and raised in Rapid City, S.D. After moving to Missoula, Mont., to pursue an undergraduate degree in fine art painting, she fell in love with the campus vertebrate research collection as a place of artistic inspiration. What began as a passionate volunteering position at a small museum transformed into a full-time career as an advocate for these underappreciated repositories. Now she's chief curiosity correspondent at The Field Museum, using new media to communicate the importance of natural history museums with the world.


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2018 Speakers

Emily Graslie (keynote) - "The Brain Scoop" host and chief curiosity correspondent at The Field Museum, Chicago

Aleaha Fettig - Dentist, Aberdeen Smiles

April Anderson - Surgical Technology Program director, Presentation College

Ann Jockheck - Mental health counselor

Jenn Gustafson -  Occupational therapist, Marshall County Healthcare Center

Erin Brownlee - NSU math instructor

Sonia Lamont - Registered nurse, Sanford Health labor and delivery

Angela Williams - Sanford Health physician assistant



Tentative Schedule

  • 8:30-9:15 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:15-9:30 a.m.    Welcome and introduction
  • 9:30-9:40 a.m.    Report to first session
  • 9:40-11:30 a.m.  Small group sessions (Four 20-minute sessions with 10-minute breaks between sessions)
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  Lunch
  • 1-2:15 p.m.         Keynote presentation
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m.   Post survey/awards
Donations may be sent to the Northern State University Foundation, 620 15th Ave SE, Aberdeen S.D. 57401. Contributions to the NSU Foundation are deductible under federal and state law.
2018 conference logo designed by Erin Criddle, Warner High School, Warner, S.D.